Monday, December 26, 2011

IMUNURI prompt: definition

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all.   (Emily Dickinson)

For he camels his back to bear the first notion of business. (Christopher Smart)

what's a poem?
taking its time    (Robert Peters)

Patience is
wider than one
once envisioned,
with ribbons
of rivers
and distant 
ranges and 
tasks undertaken
and finished
with modest 
relish by
natives in their 
native dress... (Kay Ryan)

Imagine a dictionary in which every word is defined in poetic language.
This week, choose a word as your title and write a definition that could appear in this dictionary.
Feel free to post multiple definition poems if they come to you.

keywords: dictionary, poem, your name

1 comment:

  1. Star Writing

    A word that’s well-equipped
    to spring from pens star-tipped
    is heavenly, imperial
    celestial, ethereal...
    that word is ‘stelliscript*.’

    (* Per the Worthless Word for the Day, 'stelliscript' means writing in the stars.)