Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – April Day 30!
“Thirty poems in April: a final in verbs” (posted by Bjorn)
Verbs turn the wheels and are so much more interesting than other word classes.
Alas the world of words is filling up with things, we have warehouses filling up with objects. Innate things and passive they sit there, waiting for way to few verbs to put them in action.
But there is a solution called verbing. The word verb is a noun, but verbing a noun turns noun into a verb. You can do the same with almost any noun… just try it.
How do you elevator, firework or butterfly? Or can you say butterflew if it’s over?
Verbing is a great tool for imagery and metaphors too. If we firework is it from rage or in orgasm?
Use your poetic license decide for yourself and play. Take some nouns and use them as verbs and put them into a poem. Unlock all the objects, let them dance, let them swirl.
Swan me a song,
lavender my ears
with robin sonneting.
Spring me, fling me
out of Winter’s
Sun me a sky
of warmth. Sunflower-
shower me withs seeds