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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Yonder lies the Y


Why a Y?  the yak might ask. 
Do you need to go to Yuma or the Yukon? 
Once I was a Yankee in Yugoslavia, I replied.

Do you celebrate the Yuletide with a lovely Yorkshire pudding?
Did a yeoman bring your Yule log from a lowly Yew tree cutting?
Did the new year make you yawn
Or yell, yikes! Where’s the time gone?

Did you yodel in your youth
Or yelp and yowl much when attempting yoga?
Did you ever yearn to be a yuppie?                             
Or a Yevgeni Yevtushenko?

Yield! cried the yak.
Cease and desist the yakety yak!
Like Yeats, I could not do without it.

I certainly couldn't yabber in New Zealand,
Nor yearn for Yiddish in New York,
nor yammer on about the yahoos and the yokels anywhere.
So I vote yea! Without a Y, I could not dare to be a yak!










23 comments:

  1. Helen, you done did Y with style.

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  2. Thanks, Cheryl! it was fun channeling Dr. Seuss!

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  3. You are not allowed to say Ya or Yap in my school,
    Pt Chevalier School in New Zealand. LOL

    You have to say YES

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  4. Y with a style - definately!
    Dxx

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  5. The new Year and the Y day are both off to a terrific start this week! Hope everyone's new year is off to a great start!

    Sylvia

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  6. This is a very funny Y poem! Well done and a happy New YEAR!

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  7. You did a fantastic job with the letter Y. Too funny. Happy New Year!

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  8. Hilarious Y poem. I love it. Just posted my contribution for You.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  9. Yikes - nearly at the end of another round.

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  10. Yes to YAK! :-D Well done, Helen!

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  11. Helen, "channeling Dr. Seuss," eh? Now I know why your style sounded strangely familiar. Great!

    Happy 2011 to all.

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  12. A most amusing poem to start the New Year off with - hope it treats everyone well :)

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  13. Herewith I yell and yodel that my X (files) post is up !

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  14. Happy New Year to everyone. Wishing the ABC Team a good Year ahead! My post today is specially for ABC Wednesday - it is a flower to remind us to learn from our YESTERDAYS, not loose hope for our TOMORROWS and to enjoy our present which is TODAY.

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  15. Thank you for hosting the ABC Wednesday.

    http://shydub-simplehappylife.blogspot.com/2011/01/abc-wednesday-letter-y.html

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  16. Yeah! Loved your text! Very creative and funny!
    Can't compete with yours;o)
    Didn't have much time to prepare mine, alas!

    ***
    Have a wonderful Yday****

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  17. Great job for this weeks intro. Thank you very much Helen.
    & Happy New Year everyone!

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  18. Happy New Year! Love your Y rhymes!

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  19. Now that's what I call wise words of wisdom. :-)

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  20. Great Zeds! Looking forward to the new round. Thanks for hosting.

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  21. I think I posted a week late.
    http://reesspace.blogspot.com/2011/01/abc-wednesday-y.html

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  22. i WAS TOO LATE THIS TIME

    http://fotochip.blogspot.com/2011/01/y-is-for-youtube.html

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  23. Hi everybody!

    We have made a blog post The year 2010 from A-Z: http://lynvingen-photos.blogspot.com/2011/01/year-2010-from-to-z.html

    Have a look if you like:)

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