Miles Kington wrote a lovely piece in the Independent over the last couple of days. As an occasional inprovised performance poet I read with interest because it always amazes me how rarely audience suggestions of words to include in poems actually include the ones which you really have to contrive to rhyme.
Orange is well-known and I have long-feared pint but Kington also lists:
Some of which I've managed to avoid. To make rhymes for these, unless you know differently dear readers, you need to do something clever. Such as:
In Kbanga they pronounce it as irringe
On a vitamin C overdose binge
For double protection
Just try an injection
It rhymes if you fill up a syringe.
Doesn't look that good in writing but it reads well. Talking of which, here's my little poem about rhymes and word-shape:
Sword is an awkward word
If you rhyme it with chord you've not erred
'cos rhythm and metre
Will make it complete a
Poem wherever it's heard.