Written for: dVerse Poet's Pub (posted by Laura Bloomsbury)
Poetics: The Poet's Store House
"Until now, I was not aware of such a landmark but today is National Thesaurus Day and the anniversary of that great lexicographer’s birth. Apparently, Roget made word lists to combat his depressive moods, beginning to collate them in 1848 and finishing his “Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases Classified” in 1852 with 15,000 words. The word itself derives from Greek thesauros, meaning “storehouse, treasury,”
"Write a SOUND POEM which includes AT LEAST ONE from EACH of the FIVE HEARING CATEGORY SELECTIONS below: (reference the hearing words you chose in your post)."
bellow; clink; drone; jingle; quiver;
clamour; dissonant; rip-roaring; tempestuous; vociferous;
dulcet: honeyed; poetic; sonorous; tonal;
blabber; cackle; dribble; gurgle; seethe;
beseech; chant; drawl; embellish; intone
"Feel free to dip deeper into your chosen words by elaborating further from the Thesaurus with synonyms and antonyms."
A jingle of a bell
is far less jarring
than a bellow. Instead
of your rip-roaring
style, you might want
to use a more sonorous
tone. People tend to
seethe at dissonant
their ears. I beseech
you to think of your
when you can chant.
Remember, a honeyed
jingle, bellow, dissonant, rip-roaring, honeyed, sonorous, seethe,
beseech, cackle, chant