visuals in verse is poetry
strip-lit ideas along ley lines
- rhymes seasoned to taste
melodious metres that pulse and quicken
a tick-tock lexical diction
worming away with sound
skaters on figures of speech
- or drydock dictionaries when poems
fail to sail us listeners ashore
Putting some poetry into 44 words for Victoria’s ‘Poem‘ quadrille
38 thoughts on “what’s in a poem?”
Oh, I love this description! Wonderfully visual! Laura, would you please email me at wildwomantwoATgmailDOTcom ? I have a question for you. Smiles.
thank you Sherry for your very nice words…have emailed as requested
You swept me away with “skaters on figures of speech” 🙂
that imagery just skated into mind – thank you!
“strip-lit ideas along ley lines”
“melodious metres that pulse and quicken
a tick-tock lexical diction”
“skaters on figures of speech
– or drydock dictionaries”
Wow. Fabulous sound!
Hope it sailed you ashore!
“rhymes seasoned to taste”…and oh, how I love those “drydock dictionaries!”
Thank you! Been a little while since I’ve posted a poem so it has felt like drydock –
Oh Laura, your muse is on overdrive. This is so full of delight. I was going to highlight my favorite lines but you would have the whole poem here in comments. Thank you.
Fabulous feedback Victoria – was in need of your prompt to drive the Muse
clever and delicious word play … makes for delightful poeming …. which is beginning to sound like a word bombing (like yarn bombing) to my ears …. which is making me smile 🙂
Almost poeming in your comment – many thanks for that
thanks – ended up on a bit of a roll 🙂
A great poem Lara ! Loved all of you symbolism for poetry!! Skaters on figures of speech!! You were on a roll today!!
I like Lara too – not just for her Dr Zhivago!
Took a while to roll it out Roth – only skated at the end -thank you
The others said all that I can say, except that I also enjoyed this very much. Well done!
Thank you as always for stopping by Beth
‘skaters on figures of speech’ – I love this, and the artwork.
That was a piece of graffiti I shot quite a while back – just waiting for this prompt – thank you
I totally agree with Victoria! Wow.
Many thanks for that appreciative wow!
I like the sound of “drydock dictionaries” and “fail to sail”.
Poetry can be so erudite but dry and that epithet came in a flash as to just what I am wary of as writer and listener
That was relentlessly cool, from start to finish. Tick-tock lexical diction… carries the beat.
Thanks for noticing that – I especially like words that the tongue enjoys playing music with
Will not repeat the phrases above, they are all unique and perfect… no failings for this listener 🙂
Was going to audio capture this one so thanks for listening Björn
“ rhymes seasoned to taste”…this is so lovely!😍😍😍
I love “skaters on figures of speech” … just wonderful.
many thanks Misky
Like most others, the ‘figures of speech’ got me thinking.
Made me reflect on how how many there are and how often we skate over them 😉
You’ve captured the essence of poetry with magical phrases. Well done!
Having only 44 words to work with I aimed for essence – thanks Bev
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