The NaPoWriMo prompt for today invites one to try kenning, which is forcing a couple of poor innocent nouns into an illicit relationship in order to have a baby … that is to say, to make another noun. Like using ‘passion product’ instead of ‘baby’, in fact!

Kenning scene

Not kenning what the WordPress scribe has said,
One looks from fire orb, aflame on high,
And meadow carpet, to a rosette bed
 Where, therein, show confetti spangles spread,
 While powder puffs will drift as spume-silk by,
Above the dragon limbs stretched to the sky,
 Leaf fingers clutching, till from sight they’ve fled,
And one can cotton-tails no longer spy …

No, you want double nouns, just go ahead,
I give it up completely; I won’t try!

© Colonialist April 2014 (WordPress)

About colonialist

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. suzicate says:

    I’m not even going to attempt this!


  2. I think you did well with a pretty impossible prompt.


  3. jakesprinter says:

    Great Words my friend the truth always prevail 🙂


  4. Colline says:

    I am not as good at playing with words as you are. Your poems such as these always make me smile 🙂


  5. Anthony says:

    U know, i was wondering……


  6. naming-word-nemesis. You knocked that one on the head, in spades (don’t you just love mixed metaphors?)


  7. nrhatch says:

    You are a master of word images and imagery, Col! Well done.


  8. Now you’re talking in riddle teasers. 🙂


  9. Serena Malcolm says:

    Looks like we had similar ideas today…. Nicely done.


  10. MoreThanACat says:

    I’ll pass if you don’t mind 🙂


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