dVerse — Poetics — Ode to a Thesaurus

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The trail drones on as bee until it stings me to a quiver
Hermetic trills oneiric bells clamour-call to muse liver
Emergent words select themselves, infuse with a honeyed click
Surprised each time at ideal choice. I cackle until I hic
A clever muse she daisy-chains the ponies in formation
Umbrella chants while ponies dance in polished exultation
Recipients the audience who browse green field and ooh-ahs
Unimpede the strain of limits in one’s limited wee cerebrum
Stroll the scroll of limitless plucks and clicks of a thesaurus!

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Will polish this one up later, but here it is in its rough draft form.  Happy National Thesaurus Day!

Laura is today’s host for dVerse’ Poetics. Laura says:
For today’s prompt:
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;
clamour; dissonant; rip-roaring; tempestuous; vociferous;
dulcet: honeyed; poetic; sonorous; tonal;
blabber; cackle; dribble; gurgle; seethe;
beseech; chant; drawl; embellish; intone

Feel free to dip deeper into your chosen words by elaborating further from the Thesaurus with synonyms and antonyms
AND/OR
2. Simply write about the Thesaurus, as the above poets have – what it means to you; describe it, have fun with it. Let the synonyms flow, or antagonise 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.

41 Comments Add yours

  1. clever acrostic mingling the sound word choices for Thesaurus day – I especially liked
    “Emergent words select themselves, infuse with a honeyed click”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Laura. The thesaurus is a good seasoner. The one you just bought sounds amazing.

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      1. a Thesaurus of the Senses surely de rigeur for poets 😉

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  2. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Ambitious and fun, your poem came up all 7’s. I considered an Acrostic, but then just let my pen flow freely.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn, thank you. All 7’s is high praise 🙂

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  3. Rob Kistner says:

    That was well executed Lisa, and no easy task. Well done my fridnd! 👍🏼🙂✌🏼❤️

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  4. memadtwo says:

    Made me smile. (K)

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  5. K.Hartless says:

    A perfect first line. You pay homage to the Thesaurus with each carefully crafted line. Much enjoyed.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      K, thank you very much!

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      1. K.Hartless says:

        You’re welcome. Acrostic done expertly!

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  6. Ain says:

    You did what I could never dare, and you pulled it off, wonderfully done, and I still don’t know how you did it! Entertaining and well-worded…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ain, I’m glowing with your praise. Thank you.

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  7. Sadje says:

    Very cleverly written poem Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  8. Beautiful poem! A very well penned acrostic ❤

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  9. Unimpede the strain of limits in one’s limited wee cerebrum

    I could use a bit of that, Lisa 😀 I love the way your formulated this!


    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol. It’s the story of my life!

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  10. M Jay Dixit says:

    You’ve accomplished a tough task, Lisa! Hats off to you 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Jay! Nice to see you.

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  11. Ingrid says:

    Great work on the acrostic, and a fitting tribute to the thesaurus, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ingrid. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  12. writingwhatnots says:

    ‘A clever muse she daisy-chains the ponies in formation
    Umbrella chants while ponies dance in polished exultation’ – love these lines. Wonderful Acrostic Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Marion, I like those lines also. Thank you ❤

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  13. What a fitting tribute and such a clever acrostic, Li!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Punam 🙂

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  14. You let the thesaurus take the main role with those carefully selected words… lot of great sounds as well.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Bjorn.

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  15. rothpoetry says:

    Wow, you have really rocked this prompt, Lisa. Love the horses painting!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dwight. I thought of your horses running painting when I was looking for this one.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        Horses in action are such a powerful image! Thank you so much I am honored that you had that thought!

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  16. That was a fun word romp! The pacing and flow made me look twice to see that it was also an acrostic.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, D.

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  17. sanaarizvi says:

    This is gorgeously executed, Lisa! Wowww 😀 I especially admire; “Emergent words select themselves, infuse with a honeyed click.” 💝

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sanaa thank you 🙂

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  18. lillian says:

    Wonderful acrostic….an ode to the Thesaurus and using the words suggested for the prompt too! A Trifecta win in my opinion!
    Hope to see you at dVerse LIVE today!

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