Napowrimo Day 9

My hair makes me look like a green witch

“green witch” rhymes with Greenwich.

There is a town in England called Greenwich…

I found the following info on Wikipedia:

“Greenwich is notable for its maritime history and for giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time. The town became the site of a royal palace, the Palace of Placentia from the 15th century, and was the birthplace of many Tudors, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I”

A prime meridian, based at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, in London, was established by Sir George Airy in 1851. By 1884, over two-thirds of all ships and tonnage used it as the reference meridian on their charts and maps

The prime meridian passes through the Airy transit circle (51°28′40.1247″N 0°0′5.3101″W) of the Greenwich observatory. It was long marked by a brass strip in the courtyard, now upgraded to stainless steel, and, since 16 December 1999, has been marked by a powerful green laser shining north across the London night sky.

The Greenwich meridian passes through: UK, France, Spain, Algeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) refers to the mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, which became adopted as a global time standard

Greenwich Mean Time is the same as Universal Time (UT), a standard astronomical concept used in many technical fields

Noon Greenwich Mean Time is rarely the exact moment when the sun crosses the Greenwich meridian and reaches its highest point in the sky there, because of Earth’s uneven speed in its elliptic orbit and its axial tilt.

Historically the term GMT has been used with two different conventions, sometimes numbering hours starting at midnight and sometimes starting at noon. The more specific terms UT and UTC do not share this ambiguity, always referring to midnight as zero hours.”

There was once a green witch
living near the Greenwich.
One night she flew on her broom
and per path crossed a green laser
that is why her hair is now green??? (WFT!)

One day she looked for the time
but her watch could only tell the Greenwich Mean Time

Palace of Placentia makes me think of “placenta”

I read a peculiar fact the other day that the German word for “placenta” is “mutterkuchen” that literally translates to “mother cake”

There was once a green witch
that dated a wizard named Greenwich…
but he was never on time

I couldn’t think of an original poem so I decided to write a limerick of an old poem:

This is the story of William T. Stead
who is now, sadly, dead
if only he took heed to the stories he foretold
about there not being enough lifeboats on board
he wouldn’t have boarded the Titanic instead?

I also had this wonderful idea of writing a poem that only consists of abbreviations and/or acronyms. I’ll explore that possibility on another day.


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I am a 23 year old (at heart) who loves anything nonsensical

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