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Hello and welcome to the pub! Mish again bringing you today’s Poetics.

Have you ever suffered from logolepsy?

For a few months now, I’ve been inundated with memes of unusual words in my Facebook feed. Most are uncommonly used concepts, phenomenons or states of mind.

meme – “The word meme itself is a neologism coined by Richard Dawkins, originating from his 1976 book The Selfish Gene.

neologism – “a relatively recent or isolated term, word, or phrase that may be in the process of entering common use, but that has not been fully accepted into mainstream language.[1] Neologisms are often driven by changes in culture and technology.”

Of course after showing the slightest interest in a few of these, the powers that be at FB felt I needed to see more. Many more! So many more that I decided to save them to share with you….well, because I’m munificent. (*smiles)

munificent – (of a person) very generous; bountiful Β· (of a gift) generous; liberal ; very generous in giving



So…what is your mission today, dear poets?

Choose 3 or more of the above words and include them in a poem of any style. You may want to use one of the words as your title and springboard off of it as a theme, but that is up to you. Besides the words in memes you can also choose from any words in bold type within this prompt. Are you ready to get a little wordy without sounding like a sesquipedalian? I’m sure I have not left you bumfuzzled. I would rather leave you in at state of sang-froid.

bumfuzzle -to confuse or fluster

sang-froid – coolness of mind; calmness, composure

sesquipedalian – can be used to describe someone or something that overuses big words, like a philosophy professor or a chemistry textbook


Now, don’t be timorous. Mix a few of these into your muse and have some fun.

timorous – scared, fearful, or simply shy


Here’s how to join in:

  • Write a poem in response to the prompt and post it to your blog.
  • Click on Mr. Linky below to add your name and direct url to your poem.
  • Add a link for dVerse on your page so others can find us as well.
  • Visit other poets on the list to read their poems and comment.
  • Take a seat at our haimish pub to say hello.
  • Enjoy!