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Prompt #63, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

July 20, 2011

have dictionary will dance

Bricks are made like this!

We Write Poems:  
How are your fingers doing this week? Feeling warm thumbing through your dictionary? Such is our prompt – to find some new words we might add to our vocabulary and use them in a poem! The details about what type of new words or how many, those we left to your own desire. Now please share your poem with us, and perhaps something of how you selected which words to utilize. (Did you highlight them in your poem text or give us a list that we might know which are the new words for you?) We await your results!

Thank you Elizabeth for sending us running to our dictionaries! Good job!

Don’t have a poem yet? Perhaps read a few done by others here, be inspired. There’s still plenty of time to discover a poem for yourself!

Leave the links to your poems in the comments of this post, then go visit your fellow writers’ sites and read their work. Remember to leave only positive comments in the spirit of sharing and not critiquing. We look forward to reading your poems!

Please remember to include a link with your blog poem post that links right back to here, this “Post Your Poems Day”, so that others reading your poem can also share in this community poem experience – maybe even someone new to We Write Poems!

If you are new to WWP, please be welcome to look around and read. The full prompt description you can find under “Recent Posts” on the top right of our page.

  1. July 20, 2011 12:44 am

    Wow! First up, even when mumbling is the game,

    Thanks Neil

  2. July 20, 2011 2:55 am

    I found one new word. Yes only one. *head down*


  3. July 20, 2011 4:24 am

    Great prompt! I found the process interesting, even if it took me to a darker place than usual.


  4. July 20, 2011 5:19 am

    I chose six words from the Oxford dictionary. Thanks for the prompt, Elizabeth.


    To Steal the Light

  5. July 20, 2011 5:22 am

    Nothing fancy, just Auberon and Child

  6. July 20, 2011 7:04 am

    Definitely a challenge… thank you!

  7. magicalmysticalteacher permalink
    July 20, 2011 7:37 am

    This is a new word for me: diptera, the plural of dipteron, and here is the haiku I wrote: Diptera

  8. magicalmysticalteacher permalink
    July 20, 2011 7:40 am

    I also wrote this dodoitsu, using the new-to-me word puna. As I said when this prompt appeared, I’m going to have fun with this–and I did!

  9. July 20, 2011 8:15 am

    Loved learning four new words:

    Back later, after a Chinese meal, to read poems for dessert.


  10. July 20, 2011 8:48 am

    Well…I’m going to post my link here to the poem that I wrote for this prompt (combined with a couple others). However…the new words I chose didn’t work in the poem. They felt forced.So I took them out. However, they were still very much a part of the process of creating this poem. And I learned new words! …maybe they’ll show up in a different poem, another day. Thanks for the prompt!!


  11. July 20, 2011 2:59 pm

    One of my words was Kittiwake

  12. July 21, 2011 7:19 am

    Only one word from the dictionary in my poem:

  13. July 21, 2011 7:06 pm

    New here, linked through Wordgathering and thought I would drop off a sonnet I wrote today.

    I am going to subscribe to be able to join the fun
    Thank you

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