Monthly Archives: November 2019

Florida

This year, I’m writing poetry for every word tasting in November. I’m calling it Povember. Today, a poem about the state I’m in: Florida for a week, and happiness at all the delicious words people have tweeted in response to a request.

Sesquipedalian Florida pulchritude:
Pamplemousse plethora betwixt the multitude;
Mulcting shenanigans, whimsical fortitude…

Pantoufle susurrus, absquatulation,
Limpid dirigible defenestration,
Moist copacetic galette inculcation;

Apotropaic persnickety bumbershoot,
Limp apoplectic crepuscular dragonfruit,
Gobsmacked, egregious, facetiously dissolute.

Antepenultimate sloth serendipity:
Quick cattywampus jejune iconicity…
Petrichor palimpsest, citrus apricity!

 

If you enjoy these, I’m happy… and I’m even happier if you want to sponsor Sesquiotica via Patreon—for as little as a dollar a month!

orange

This year, I’m writing poetry for every word tasting in November. I’m calling it Povember. Today, sapphic verse. Continue reading

monosyllabic

This year, I’m writing poetry for every word tasting in November. I’m calling it Povember. Today, a haiku.

monosyllabic
is not what it says it is
just like long

By the way, I record myself reading all my word tastings, including these poems. They’re usually up on the site (and on SoundCloud) by a week after, sometimes sooner, and they’re on Patreon for my patrons sooner than that.

weltschmerz

This year, I’m writing poetry for every word tasting in November. I’m calling it Povember. Today, a poem in the Anglo-Saxon style. Continue reading

alexithymia

This year, I’m writing poetry for every word tasting in November. I’m calling it Povember. Today, a terzanelle. Alexithymia is an inability to identify and describe emotions or to distinguish them from other sensations; alexithymic people tend to be very literal and concrete – and, of course, to be unable to talk about their emotions. This word was suggested by @nabetafish. Continue reading

metempsychotic

This year, I’m writing poetry for every word tasting in November. I’m calling it Povember. Today, rhyming triplets as in the Dies Irae, using words suggested by friends from Twitter: @sarathegood, @theoriginaledi, @Editor_Clark, @grammartable, @amateurdancer, @CurmudgeonChief, @jennie1ofmany, and @CollinsMandy.

day of danger, day of moggy
better kitty than a doggie
when the light of life grows foggy Continue reading

henceforth

This year, I’m writing poetry for every word tasting in November. I’m calling it Povember. Today, a cinquain.

these hands
sow these letters
on your humus tongue so
opulently words will burgeon
henceforth