Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Stuff and Nonsense

Given the mood in my country over the last month, I wanted to steer today’s prompt in a more lighthearted direction. Art doesn’t have to be serious to be meaningful. Sometimes a smile or even a full belly laugh can be more healing than somber contemplation.

I’ve created three nonsense words I would like you to incorporate in your poem: 
snarfdiffanous, rhambangle and lalamilty. 

If none of these words tickle your muse I invite you to make up a nonsense word of your own. The goal is to use them to create something that feels innocent or child-like. And if you can be a bit silly or funny, it’s a bonus.


Remember, this must be a new poem created for this prompt. Do be sure to visit your fellow poets. I look forward to reading all of your poems.


A little ditty from the master of made up nonsense 
to get things going




9 comments:

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the prompt Rommy❤️ Phew! I managed to incorporate those three words into my poem. Hope you enjoy this one❤️

Kim Russell said...

Well that's cheered me up, Rommy!

Rommy said...

Thanks for playing along ladies!

brudberg said...

Oh I need this... a stressful and hard winter wind is blowing... I have been a bit absent from the pond lately, but I will try to come back later with something fun for you Rommy,

brudberg said...

Had fun writing this.

Rommy said...

It was delightful to read Bjorn

Gillena Cox said...

Posted my poem MEADOW SONGS, makes no sense to me, maybe you all can make some sense of it

Luv this prompt Marian

much love...

Fireblossom said...

Love this!

Susie Clevenger said...

This was fun. I needed a distraction. Thanks!