Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Poetry Stretch - Finding the Right Adjective

I've been inspired by reading Marilyn Singer's poems these last two weeks and want to try writing poems that mirror a poem of which I am particularly enamored. Here's the poem.
What Water Can Be
(from How to Cross a Pond: poems about water)

A furrow that's filling
       Water, collective
Your face in the puddle
       Water, reflective
A network of rivers
       Water, connective
Your boat drifting downstream
       Water, directive
A storm in the city
       Water, objective
One drop on your eyelash,
       Water, selective
For me this challenge will be all about finding the right adjectives for the poem's topic. I hope you'll join me. Leave me a note about your poem and I'll post the results here later this week.

Poem ©Marilyn Singer. All rights reserved.

1 comment:

  1. Not so pretty as the water, but I had fun!


    Red lava flowing
    Rock, volcanic

    Australia's Mt. Augustus
    Rock, titanic

    The lead in your pencil
    Rock, galvanic

    World's longest mountain range
    Rock, interoceanic

    The snowy Taj Majal
    Rock, sultanic

    Harry's Sorcerer's Stone
    Rock, talismanic

    A thin sheet of marble
    Rock, diaphanic

    The Elbe Sandstone Mountains
    Rock, Germanic

    The Monkey King of China
    Rock, Theophanic

    A roaring stone-slide
    Rock, tympanic

    Rock, tyrannic

    --Kate Coombs, 2010, all rights reserved