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.
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. 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 · (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.