Draw Me a Roar

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #94 – “Roaring in the New”
(posted by whimsygizmo).
“Today, as we head into the new roaring 20s, I want you to urge your words to roar.
Loan them to a lion, or a dragon. Sit by a roaring fire and put your feet up and see what comes. Make us roar with laughter. Get uproarious, and loud. Or if you feel as though you’ve lost your voice, simply pen those words to the wind and let it do the roaring for you.”


Draw me a roar,
said child.
Parents drew
raging ocean
waves. No,
I want to see
what a roar
looks like.
They explained,
you cannot
draw sound.
Child riposted,
At the beach,
I’ll draw
what I hear
in my ear through
a conch shell.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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15 Responses to Draw Me a Roar

  1. pvcann says:

    The child’s inquisitive nature and logic cuts through as a liberating roar.


  2. whimsygizmo says:

    Love it! The imagination of children allows them to draw ANYTHING. Wish we kept that curiosity and creativity as lifelong tools. I’m tryin’. 😉


  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    That shell might be a good place to look for sound to describe.


  4. I think the roar can be drawn… and i probably have a scent as well.


  5. So clever, made me laugh! – I really like this kid!


  6. qbit says:

    “Draw me a roar,
    said child.” Great opening line!


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