Passing along our latest writing assignment: Scrabble Dictionary Poem (I'm calling it)
Step 1: Get out your Scrabble dictionary (way more obscure words than Webster's) and pick a word you don't know. AVOID looking at the definition.
Step 2: Write the word as the first line of your poem.
Step 3: Write what the word sounds like, as the second line of your poem.
Step 4: Write what you think the word probably means as the third line of your poem.
Step 5: If the word were a creature, write what it would be as the fourth line of your poem.
Step 6: If the word were weather, write what kind of weather it would be as the fifth line of your poem.
Step 7: If the word were a color, write what color it would be as the sixth line of your poem.
Step 8: Look up the meaning. Write it as the seventh line of your poem.
Sounds like a hybrid
Probably helter skelter
Might be a flightless bird
Or a blue-green hazy day
Or the color of chewed gum
But it means full of a tree fungus.
Sounds like a resident of The Hundred Acre Wood
Perhaps a small but significant part
Or a brown fish with a red dorsal fin
Or a light drizzle that never ends
It might be the color of wet cinnamon
But it means anything that doesn't already have a name.
And Bright's poem, which is, as usual, way better than mine. He hadn't learned this word yet, which led to a rich discussion about our salvation.
Sounds like a plop of goo
Perhaps a monster
Or an alien from the planet Blablabloobla
Or an L-shaped fog
It might be the color of old rocks
But sadly it means to whip with a rod.