Word Playground

Words
slide off one tongue
roll off another
see-saw on a third
in the language playground

Thanks to @Marousia who supplied the inspiration for this poem, which is my reply to one she posted on Twitter:

Words/ wanted to see /what they could become /on other tongues

Marousia’s poetic tweet is a teaser, a taste of a luscious longer poem she calls Purple Abandon (love the title!) which she posted  on her blog for dVerse Poets Open Link Night, Week 7.

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10 Responses to Word Playground

  1. Toni Dockter says:

    Love both poems! Love how much can be said with so few words.

  2. chris says:

    Thanks for reading and commenting Toni! I was tempted to make this a longer poem, but in the end decided it said everything I wanted it to say, in just these five lines.

  3. Claudia says:

    i like the playfulness in this..and the possibilities that comes with it as well…words, the interaction…conversation…strings of life sparkling from the tongue…beautiful chris

  4. Pat Hatt says:

    So true, such fun can comes from words and conversation, of course not all the time though..haha…great write, five lines was all you needed, nicely done!

  5. brian says:

    ha. playful…hopefully they are fun words since they are having so much of it in the playground…no bullies now…smiles.

  6. tashtoo says:

    You’ve penned a perfect response to perfect inspiration…very cool! Enjoyed both, much!

  7. ayala says:

    Fun and playful…very nice!!!!

  8. Short, sweet and sharp with truth and an interesting image!

  9. smart.
    love the short style.
    :)

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