Magnet Poetry: Playing with Poetry #playingwithpoetryNPM 17/30

This month, I’m tagging along with ChristieMargaretJoneMary Lee, and other writers to play with poetry for National Poetry Writing Month. I’ll be creating poems using haikubes, metaphor dice, magnet poetry, paint chips and anything else that catches my fancy.

My new magnet poetry set was lost for a couple of weeks, and just this morning, I found it between the couch cushions. And just in time, since I was bored with my usual methods for playing with poetry and seeking something new. I opened the kit, looked at a couple of sheets of words, and the first two that jumped out at me were ravenous and company. I decided to build a poem around that phrase. Unfortunately, poetry is not a word in my kit, so I did have to add the title on my own.


i am infatuated
by your ravenous company

by your mammoth kaleidoscope

before, I questioned your
slow epiphany and fuzzy appeal

now, i sit beneath
your blue apocalypse
and play






3 responses to “Magnet Poetry: Playing with Poetry #playingwithpoetryNPM 17/30”

  1. carwilc Avatar

    So much fun! My students would love playing with interesting words like “bamboozled” and “kaleidoscope” and “ravenous.”

  2. Juliana Ellington Avatar
    Juliana Ellington

    I like this. You can almost feel the words in your mouth. I wonder how that could be. Maybe strong consonants?

  3. margaretsmn Avatar

    Such great word play in this poem about poetry play!

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