playing at writing

casually

d

r

o

p

p

i

n

g

adverbs

from unrepentant keys

maiming

unsuspecting readers

narrowly

missing the point

plump, wet drops of obsidian

scrawled lackadaisically

… flinging adjectives

castrating connoisseurs

with color

murky

yet,

each silvery word

impregnated

with meaning

~Melanie Blackwell

 

17 Comments

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17 responses to “playing at writing

  1. M. Zane McClellan

    Very nice, Melanie. I enjoyed it. Thank you. Peace. ~ Michael

  2. How much fun was THAT???? I love it, Seeming light and fluffy but with true and deep meaning underneath. Perfect:)

  3. teardropsofink

    LOVED it. Perfectly done, ma’am. 🙂

  4. speaking adverbially – cleverly conceived – delightfully delivered

  5. Miranda Stone

    Playful indeed! And I’d drop adverbs everywhere if I could. 🙂

  6. Whimsically delivered musings. Adorable and clever!

  7. nokindofmagic

    It is fascinating how contexts make us read poetry. I used to think the least info, the better for the poem. But you, Melanie, know how and when and why and etc..ly (yeah, I needed an adverb here). It really doesn’t take much for a play to go out of tune and walk on its own.

  8. Words are certainly very powerful, and the misunderstanding of words can be a real disappointment. And I apply that to myself of course! 😉

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