d’Verse Poetics: The Poet’s Store House

Laura, at d’Verse, asked poets to do one of two things:

  1. Write a SOUND POEM which includes AT LEAST ONE from EACH of the FIVE HEARING CATEGORY SELECTIONS below: (reference the hearing words you chose in your post).
    • bellow; clink; drone; jingle; quiver;
    • clamor; dissonant; rip-roaring; tempestuous; vociferous;
    • dulcet: honeyed; poetic; sonorous; tonal;
    • blabber; cackle; dribble; gurgle; seethe;
    • beseech; chant; drawl; embellish; intone
  2. Simply write about the Thesaurus – what it means to you; describe it, have fun with it. Let the synonyms flow, or antagonize with antonyms.
    There are no restrictions on poetry style or meter but those of you who like Acrostics might want to make a nine liner for THESAURUS.

Think (remember) about (regarding) what you want (desire) to say (speak)
Have an idea (awareness) where you want (aspire for) your story (account) to go
Ease into your written (scripted) content (subject matter)
Speak (address) what you want to say, but add (insert) some flair (panache)
Authenticity (legitimacy) should (ought) be the goal (aspiration)
Use only words (expressions) that sound like they could be yours (that which belongs to you)
Remember (consider that) other’s will judge (evaluate) what you write
Usually (frequently) it forms (formulates) their first opinion (judgement) of you
So make sure (validate) that your writing reflects (echoes) exactly (accurately) what you want (crave) to say

Funny Thesaurus Dinosaur Shirt Thesaurus Rex tshirt A thesaurus isn t a dinosaur Mixed Media by Roland Andres

21 thoughts on “d’Verse Poetics: The Poet’s Store House

      1. Oh yes, very well done. If you like thesaurus, you might like this book “ Dictionary of lost words” I recently read it and had planned to write a review. It’s a fictional account merged with how the oxford’s English dictionary was complied!

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