Written for: dVerse Poets Pub - Meeting The Bar: verbing (posted by Bjorn)
"Verbs turn the wheels and are so much more interesting than other word classes.
Alas, our world is filling up with things, we have warehouses filling up with objects. Innate and passive they sit there, waiting for you, and there are simply too few verbs to move them.
We just have those useless nouns gathering dust.
For example, how do you elevator, firework, or butterfly?
Or is it butterflew in the past tense?
Verbing is a great tool that can also be a tool for imagery and metaphors.
For example we may firework in rage or in orgasm, you decide. What do you do if you marmalade?
Come carousel with me tonight, forget your days of spreadsheeting.
So find a few creative nouns (or use some of the examples I have given) and weave a poem around them."
I wagon-train in rural areas
mailmanning to folks out yonder.
In Winter, I JimBeam–just nips.
When the wife is not around,
I camel. Hope she doesn't
smell it on my clothes. When
bone-tired after a trip,
I chair myself, and put
my feet up. Wagon-training's
not an easy job.
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