Word Collector #NaPoWriMo18 #NPM2018

national poetry writing month 2018

Word Collector

word collector
line wrestler
sense seeker
mystery chaser
rhythm rider
stanza tracker
foot diviner
meter handler
form explorer
image hoarder
lyric accumulator
couplet rover
motif tangler
pattern player
enjambment grappler
meaning maker






13 responses to “Word Collector #NaPoWriMo18 #NPM2018”

  1. Chris Lovie-Tyler Avatar
    Chris Lovie-Tyler

    I really like this. Just stumbled a bit on accumulator.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      That’s helpful feedback–thank you!

  2. Chris Lovie-Tyler Avatar
    Chris Lovie-Tyler

    No problem. I’m only a newbie poet myself, but thought you might like to know. 🙂

  3. glenda funk Avatar
    glenda funk

    I lie the way you begin w/ word collector and end w/ meaning maker. The pairings that work best for me are the ones that alliterate or incorporate another sound device, such as assonance or consonance. I also like the rhythm of this collection.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I was trying to play some with assonance and consonance after reading that section in Mary Oliver’s Poetry Handbook. Thank you for noticing!

  4. margaretsmn Avatar

    This is a brilliant poem. That ending…meaning maker! Yes!

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Thank you, Margaret! It was fun to accumulate words.

  5. carwilc Avatar

    This is fun! Like Glenda, I really love the lines with alliteration. Especially that last line- wow, wow, wow!

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      It was more fun to write than expected. I am starting to enjoy this daily challenge.

  6. Cathy Avatar

    Love. Love. Love. Absolutely brilliant. It makes sense that a poem about a word collector would be full of delicious words. It also made me think about the possibility of getting young poems to play with describing something in so many ways in a poem. It isn’t an easy task. I loved the two word lines, each ending with an -er noun.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I think a format like this would work well to describe any activity. I’m discovering that I like writing list poems, which isn’t surprising given how much I like a list slice!

  7. Trina Haase Avatar
    Trina Haase

    Love this! Lingering on the line motif maker…

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