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25 January 2007

Bending the rules with a very long title: Writing about why I like poetry by describing what Poetry can be, in 153 words or less

Writing prompt from Poetry Thursday.

Absorbing
Abstract
Alchemic
Alluring
Amusing
Arresting
Artistry
Assertive
Associative
Balladry
Beauty
Beguiling
Bewitching
Cadence
Captivating
Charming
Chimerical
Clever
Cogent
Commanding
Communication
Compact
Compelling
Concise
Concrete
Confounding
Consequential
Convincing
Creative
Cryptic
Delightful
Discernable
Doggerel
Dramatic
Droll
Effective
Elegant
Elemental
Emotional
Empathic
Energetic
Engrossing
Enigmatic
Entertaining
Enthralling
Envy
Esoteric
Essential
Evocative
Exciting
Expressive
Exquisite
Extraordinary
Feeling
Figurative
Foolish
Forceful
Form
Fulfilling
Fun
Generous
Graceful
Grand
Harmonious
Humanistic
Imaginative
Important
Impressive
Indulgent
Ineluctable
Influential
Ingenuity
Inspiring
Intense
Interesting
Inventive
Irresistible
Joyful
Language
Life-affirming
Lively
Longing
Love
Lucid
Lust
Lyrical
Meaningful
Measured
Melodious
Metaphoric
Metrical
Mournful
Mystic
Natural
Oral
Paeanistic
Passionate
Peaceful
Persuasive
Piquant
Pleasant
Poignant
Potent
Profane
Provocative
Puzzling
Quieting
Radiant
Readable
Refreshing
Relaxing
Remarkable
Revealing
Rhythmic
Romantic
Ruthless
Sacred
Satisfying
Seductive
Sensual
Sensuous
Significant
Sirenic
Songlike
Sounds
Spellbinding
Spiritual
Spoken
Stimulating
Sympathetic
Taming
Teasing
Thought provoking
Thrilling
Timeless
Tradition
Treasured
True
Truthfulness
Unequivocal
Universal
Unlockable
Unusual
Unyielding
Verse
Vicarious
Vital
Vocabulary
Winsome
Wise
Wonderful
Words
Zippy

4 comments:

Regina Clare Jane said...

Wow! Awesome! I loved all these words to describe poetry! Zippy was my favorite!

Carl V. said...

I dont' read near enough poetry but when I come across something I like it generally has a deep impact on me, whether it is something profound or just something fun.

Cam said...

Carl, I agree with you. I think poetry by its nature is meant to evoke an emotional response. If it doesn't, in my opinion it fails. That's one of the problems I have with some contemporary poets whose work is so obscure. If obscure, how can the reader react to the text? Whether the intended reaction is profound or humorous, it should be the emotional response that poetry aims for.

gautami tripathy said...

:)

And some and some!

gautami
saluting the poetic words.
why I love Poetry.