I cannot claim credit for thinking of this idea, but I have had a lot of fun making this poem using compound words. I have used the words to sing the praises of someone special in my life- my wife, Vicki. I invite you to try this simple, yet effective approach to writing poetry. It is a fine example of word play. In this case playing with compound words. Poetry fun to share... Compound Interest You are the jingle in my bellsThe tick in my tockThe flash in my lightThe spring in my timeThe whirl in my windThe tell in my taleYou are the ever in my lastingThe ginger in my breadThe life in my boatIt has to be said
Some Actions That COULD inspire the writing of Poetry Everyday actions can provide rich potential for creating poetry. Here is a list of actions that might prove helpful in finding those special words. Remember, poetry is writing our best words in tight spaces to create some sparks! Putting gel or wax in your hairBlowing bubblesTrying on an older persons shoesBaking with a GrandparentReading a whole book in daySnuggling into bed on a winter’s eveningPlaying kick to kick in the parkRiding your bike through puddlesEating a crisp juicy appleObserving leaves fallingWatching the effect of the windPracticing something over and over until you master itTrying to put on clothing that is a bit small for youFalling asleep with your pet nearbyWalking on the beach in winterHelping someone without being askedNoticing cold air on your faceFinding a long lost treasure from your younger daysDiscovering a piece of ephemera (ticket, note, etc.) inside a bookReading a book you find yourself lost inShopping…
I have always loved the sound of indigenous place names, -small and large towns with rich sounding addresses, sprinkled throughout Australia. They have a strong lyrical and quite unique sound. Such places have inspired this rhyming poem. My travels may have been stretching belief geographically, but it was fun to make a poem incorporating these great words originating from the languages of Australia's first people.
Visitations On Monday Drove to Chinkapook Stopped a while To take a look On Tuesday, Zipped to Geelong Scanned the harbour -But didn't stay long. On Wednesday, Traveled to Boggabri Bought some cheese -Not sure why. On Thursday, Drove through Yackandandah Flowers were blooming So I took a gander. On Friday, Arrived in Mollymook Found a shop, Bought a book. On Saturday Was in Woolloomoloo Couldn't believe it -so were you! On Sunday I stayed home. -Didn't travel -Didn't roam.