April 29, 2015: Mike Finley

Try to write a poem with using “poemese.” A poemese word uses words you would EXPECT to hortee in a poem, especially one written 100 or more years ago, and not much anywhere else:

grey
phantasm
heartbeat
destiny
eternal
celestial
spledor
ablution
steadfast
glistening
silence

“Poemese” is romantic, dreamy language. While pretty, it usually depicts idealistic, nor real situations. When you use regular language, like cheapskate and carbon paper, it is harder to delude yourself you are doing something wonderful.

Use ordinary language, and you sound more trustworthy.

Submitted by Mike Finley.

If you write a poem from this prompt, post it as a comment underneath the prompt in the Poetry Super Highway Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/poetrysuperhighway

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