what’s in a poem?

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?

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

  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!

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

  3. 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 🙂

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

    1. 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

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

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