Monday, June 30, 2008

Poetry with Limits

For readwritepoem
The prompt this week was to write poetry with a limited word set, for example using the words at Shufflewords.

Since I have several sets of magnetic poetry that I never get around to playing with much, I thought I would use real magnetic poetry rather than virtual magnetic poetry.

Usually my poems start with an idea. This time I decided to just select words that I liked the sound of, and play with sounds more than trying to make sense. As I said, I'm not very practised with magnetic poetry. Usually I get diverted enough sorting the words into alphabetic lists of words of the same length that I run out of time to actually use them!

Here is the result:

7 comments:

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Yeah, this is a dead good one!

gautami tripathy said...

This is good. Makes sense too!

BTW, you link at RWP does not work.

from the palms of my hand, you stand tall

chocolate covered musings said...

wow. very clever.
love it.

christine said...

a portentious poem, as if from the lips of an oracle. love the last two lines, especially blood onyx.

blythe said...

OK, I'm terribly jealous if this is what you throw together based on sounds you like! It's great--there are a lot of gems in this little poem, and I think it does have some meaning. I think it's brilliant.

("shine full fecund" and the last two lines are superb.)

twitches said...

I am a huge fan of the word "fecund." Any time it can be used effectively in a poem works for me...

Jenn says: said...

These are not easy for me, but you did great.

"like blood onyx" is fantastic!