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Play of Words

...a romper room for those of us who delight in playing and running away with words.

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WHAT'S THE WORD? 3 Replies

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Communicate in Flower Language

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Sniglets-Words that don't appear in the dictionary, but should 1 Reply

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FREERICE.com- get the right answer and feed the HUNGRY

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Comment by Lily Roth on November 8, 2009 at 6:02am

Good Morning Maricel!
Here isa poem I wrote as a kind of tribute to Jack Kerouac,perhaps it fits in with your Amphigory poetry?

Jack Of My Heart
Right Baby Write
Beat God,Beat The Gods
Hip-Nik-Otic(non-catholic boy)
Traveling( On That Dharma Brick Road Again)
A Desolate Angel With Your Wings Plucked Naked

He Was Neal-ing
Hungry For/Fool Of/Full Of
Starved To Death In Front Of Our Eyes On Paper
For Love Was All Clean Plate Club
Yumyaby Rest Easy Cool Cat
Dondi Est Mi Sockaboos
Comment by Maricel Evasco on November 8, 2009 at 4:14am
Hi Thomas,
Found poetry is more 'Dadaist' poetry. The objective is not to use your own words, but use random snippets of text directly from a reading and organize them in such a way that a particular theme is conveyed. Example:


Whence did the principle of life proceed?
In one pursuit -
The pursuit of knowledge
I found continual food for discovery and wonder,

Labor and fatigue
My soul occupation
The energy of my purpose alone sustained me.
When did the principle of life proceed?
Lifeless matter
Profane fingers
Food for the worms
Corruption of the body

From the midst of darkness, a sudden light broke in upon me.
Secret knowledge
The summit of my desires
Supreme delight

A slow fever
Comment by Thomas William Farquhar on November 8, 2009 at 2:31am
Is this form of verse related to `Dadaist` poetry? or is Dadaist more abstract? One way of creating such poetry is to put a number of unrelated words into a hat and draw them out at random; for example:
hat cat mat the sat the on
Comment by Maricel Evasco on November 7, 2009 at 8:10pm
Amphigory am'fi-ge-ree, n (French amphigouri, of unknown origin)
A nonsense verse. Specifically, a poem designed to look and sound good, but which has no meaning upon closer reading. The term 'amphigory' could be applied to large segments of modern poetry, except that its authors probably actually believe that what they are writing is something other than a meaningless trifle.


by Jacquii Cooke

You who cower foul are coward fowl
like Thanksgiving turkey: stuffed indeed.
I look forward to the pecan pie,
yet by-and-by where is God?;
and to whom are you giving thanks anyway
Comment by Maricel Evasco on October 22, 2009 at 10:20am
Necromancy (pronounced /ˈnɛkrɵmænsi/) is a form of magic in which the practitioner seeks to summon "operative spirits" or "spirits of divination", for multiple reasons, from spiritual protection to wisdom.

Lily employed Necromancy to conjure a romancing elf. lol
Nick resorted to nec-romancing Miss Catrina Calvera, but he was repelled by her boney neck. hahahahhahahahha
Comment by Maricel Evasco on October 18, 2009 at 5:38am
Just FYI
Hallowed Halloween: Spooks, Souls and . . . Saints?

Few people know that the holiday’s name comes from All Hallows’ Eve (later truncated to Hallows’ Evening and Hallowe’en), a reference to the Catholic festival of saints on November 1st. The Feast of All Saints is celebrated the day after Halloween as Catholics around the world commune with these holy intercessors. The day following All Saints’ Day is All Souls’ Day on the Catholic liturgical calendar, as well as in some Protestant traditions. This feast day commemorates “the faithful departed,” and worshipers offer prayers in behalf of the deceased.

Especially popular in Latin America and Mexico, the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is observed with color and pageantry. Though rituals vary from place to place, many celebrants don vibrant costumes and masks, participate in dance and song traditions, and end the day at the cemetery to honor their kindred dead by bringing gifts and offerings. Probably the most recognizable imagery of this festival comes from José Guadalupe Posada’s 1913 print “La Calavera Catrina,” which depicts a richly dressed female skeleton.

Comment by Maricel Evasco on October 17, 2009 at 4:28am

Comment by Maricel Evasco on October 17, 2009 at 4:21am
Thaumatolatry -Worship or undue admiration of wonderful or miraculous things.

Zendog's thaumatolatry of Quidditch stemmed from overuse of his new degravitator.
Comment by Maricel Evasco on October 17, 2009 at 4:11am
thaumaturge or thaumaturgist- a performer of miracles; magician

Animak went to see his thaumaturgist, but her familiar said Dr. Roth would be late. She had a broom malfunction.
Comment by Maricel Evasco on October 16, 2009 at 6:19pm
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
We are more than the sum of our knowledge,
we are the products of our imagination. "

Ancient Proverb

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