Belle lettres - what an audacious aural ring chiming with church peelers, and that oh so solemn note, of the vespers bell No epistles though we English keep it French polishing degrees of pedagogue. Our readers bonded in one mutually marvellous maxim - Make Life Literary
a pun(y) poem of 44 words for Kim’s quadrille prompt: For Whom the Bell Tolls
30 thoughts on “The belletrist”
Excellent wordplay, Laura! I enjoyed your belletrist quadrille, especially the wonderful use of assonance in ‘an audacious aural ring’ and the alliteration of ‘chiming with church peelers’ and ‘mutually marvellous maxim’.
thank you Kim – tried to ring the changes with your excellent prompt
Oh I love how you got the belle words here… so nice to have such harmonic words called out.
those harmonics add so much to musical bells!
Oh, wow! Laura, this is another masterclass in poetry… packing so many poetic devices in 44 words and titling it belletrist!
what a wonderful comment – thank you! I think now I’d like a book of various belle lettres
You are so welcome. Ah, that’s a great idea.
Oh, lovely alliteration – gives this a real tongue in cheek flavour, I think, A playfulness.
glad you picked up on that Sarah – definitely not serious!
“mutually marvelous maxim” I’m going to be saying that about 20 times now just because it is so pleasing to say.
I am curious to see what versions of “bell” people will use, apart from the obvious. I never even thought of ‘belle lettres.” That’s good.
ps–this is Shay/Fireblossom in case you didn’t know. I usually say, but forgot.
yes I knew you by your avatar Shay 😉
thank you – that made me smile – its not a bad maxim for a daily mantra!
A sound philosophy (pun intended.) Wonderful wordsmithing, Laura.
many thanks Lisa – and for the pun!
You’re very welcome, Laura.
There’s such a pleasing rhythm to your words!
that pleases me Dana as I focus especially on this – many thanks
Luv the wordplay.
Such wonderful wordplay, Laura–and such beautiful sounds. I love audacious aural ring!
thanks for listening Merril 😉
You’re welcome, Laura!😊
I love “polishing degrees of pedagogue” (had to look up that word). We had teachers like that for sure. And how could I have forgot the solemn bells of vespers. Thank you!!
I too had to look it up in case of malapropism!
An “audacious aural ring,” indeed, celebrating the maxim to the fullest.
many thanks Dora
Well done. I’m also a fan of your use of alliteration. 🙂
thanks Bill – it seems almost to be second nature probably because of a childhood reciting tongue twisters
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