The roogly rocks are hid today

Beneath linecreeping curluespray

Which follows topplefore display

To surgemerge up the sand,

Rushwashingly retreat, and then

Reforming flowful force for when

Another reachtry comes, again

Gropegrasping at the land.


(An experiment in drawing a picture with words invented or formed from what the fourth line has inspired me to call ‘wordmerge’.  The question is whether playing with the words in this way actually does give a more vivid image or impact than a more conventional description would provide?) 

© Colonialist March 2013 (WordPress)


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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. adeeyoyo says:

    I love the idea, Col!


  2. bulldog says:

    I like this very much… who needs a dictionary anyway… the words give their own meaning…


  3. adinparadise says:

    Your rhyme reminded me of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Jabberwocky’. I like it very much. 🙂


  4. bluebee says:

    Quite marvellous! The “surgemerge” of words reminds me a bit of the Uwinese on
    Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake by the Small Faces


  5. I love neologisms! But ‘wordmerge’ sounds much more fun 🙂

    I like ‘reachtry’.


    • colonialist says:

      I suppose they are all a form of neologism, but ‘roogly’ is the only true one. ‘Wordmerge’ has the advantage of being understood without a lot of people needing to look it up!


  6. footsy2 says:

    This worked for me 🙂


  7. I think it is wonderful and a little bit ee cummings 🙂 the merging of the words is very effective – like the sea merging with the sand and land – terrific stuff!


  8. SidevieW says:

    Oh good, some new words with vowels in, no abbreviations and meanings to investigate, outferret, and discuss.


  9. newsferret says:

    I agree with Asian.


  10. The Asian says:

    I like this Col-ictionary, definitely works better than the normal dictionary 🙂


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