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    Write a one word poem

    Greetings fellow scribes. I hereby challenge you, one and all, to write a one word poem. The rule is simple. No hyphenated words,, that's cheating. German compound nouns are allowed though

    The idea is that you choose a word which you find intrinsically poetical, musical or expressive. Real words only though please.

    I'll kick you off:


    Antiphrasis.


    There, easy isn't it. Your turn now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkman View Post
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    The idea is that you choose a word which you find intrinsically poetical, musical or expressive. Real words only though please.

    Logorrhoea.

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    Yeah, that's a good one!

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    Serendipity

    (although I always read this as a 'dip' in 'serenity' which rather defeats the object) :-)

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    Then I guess it's a perfect one word poem, hill, because it tells a story, even if only to you

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    Good one autolycus!

    Here's another one.

    Manumission

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkman View Post
    Good one autolycus!

    Here's another one.

    Manumission

    Since I was about twelve (Caecilius est mercator. Agrippina Caeciliusque in atrio sunt.*) I've been looking for a valid opportunity to use the word manumission. Damn. I should have got in there first.



    *Or something.

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    Are we allowed words in foreign languages? I've always thought the Old Norse word for 'poem' was in itself extremely poetical:

    Kvęši

    It should be pronounced something like: K-vai-thee. I love the way it rolls off the tongue, that first sharp sound rolling seamlessly into that wonderful long, silky vowel that modulates into the 'th' sound and then back to a vowel again.

    Used to make me shiver every time I said it.
    "I should only believe in a God that would know how to dance. And when I saw my devil, I found him serious, thorough, profound, solemn: he was the spirit of gravity- through him all things fall. Not by wrath, but by laughter, do we slay. Come, let us slay the spirit of gravity!" - Nietzsche

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    I will allow Old English, Middle English and Norse

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    How about;

    Kinsfolk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkBastable View Post
    Since I was about twelve (Caecilius est mercator. Agrippina Caeciliusque in atrio sunt.*) I've been looking for a valid opportunity to use the word manumission. Damn. I should have got in there first.



    *Or something.
    What I want to know is what Agrippina is doing in Caecilius' back room! Does Caesar know?

    Dafydd, sounds like a good one to me.

    how about:

    Quinquagenarian
    Last edited by Hawkman; 07-27-2010 at 10:01 AM.

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    Synecdoche
    The Moments of Dominion
    That happen on the Soul
    And leave it with a Discontent
    Too exquisite — to tell —
    -Emily Dickinson
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