what’s in a poem?

inspiration
photoart & poem – ©2018 Laura Granby

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 Comments on “what’s in a poem?

  1. Oh, I love this description! Wonderfully visual! Laura, would you please email me at wildwomantwoATgmailDOTcom ? I have a question for you. Smiles.

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    • thank you Sherry for your very nice words…have emailed as requested

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    • that imagery just skated into mind – thank you!

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  2. “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!

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    • Thank you! Been a little while since I’ve posted a poem so it has felt like drydock –

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  3. 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.

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    • Fabulous feedback Victoria – was in need of your prompt to drive the Muse

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  4. 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 🙂

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  5. A great poem Lara ! Loved all of you symbolism for poetry!! Skaters on figures of speech!! You were on a roll today!!
    Dwight

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    • Thank you as always for stopping by Beth

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    • That was a piece of graffiti I shot quite a while back – just waiting for this prompt – thank you

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    • Many thanks for that appreciative wow!

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    • 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

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    • Thanks for noticing that – I especially like words that the tongue enjoys playing music with

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    • Was going to audio capture this one so thanks for listening Björn

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  6. You’ve captured the essence of poetry with magical phrases. Well done!

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    • Having only 44 words to work with I aimed for essence – thanks Bev

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