Getting Gorey with DITA

Poor little finch, falling down the stairs, with angle brackets all around (but no longer well formed).
Image generously provided by Tom Magliery

I … apologize. I just … I'm so sorry. I present to you … The DITAcrumb Tinies. With <soMany>apologies</soMany>.

A is for <author>
it tells you who's writing
B is for <b>
makes text more exciting

C is for <concept>
like, "All about Germs!"
D is for <dl>
a collection of terms

E for <example>
a most helpful guide
F is for <fn>
a sort-of aside

G is for <glossdef>
to define your meme
H is for <hasPart>
a taxonomist's dream

I is for <image>
(like my puffin, up top!)
J – we don't have one!
(who let that ball drop?)

K is for <keyword>
it's too simple, sometimes
L is for <lines>
super handy for rhymes

M is for <map>
which brings content together
N is for <note>
to warn of stormy weather

O is for <ol>
a list of numbered things
P is for <prolog>
metadata, it brings

Q is another
that we don't have yet
R is for <revised>
(not too often, I'll bet)

S is for <sl>
It's the simplest list
T is for <table>
you should get the gist

U is for <unknown>
it's for who-knows-what
V for <vrm>
keeping versions clear-cut

W for <wintitle>
for your window's name
X is for <xref>
of cross reference fame

Y is for <year>
"when I took that safari"
Z we just don't need
In closing … I'm sorry!

Editor's note February 16, 2017:

Kids are great - but they're distracting, too!
And it's hard, when they're climbing on you.
Well that's my excuse;
I don't need abuse,
For forgetting the element "<q>"