Word wanderer

I am a word wanderer

peripatetic poetry is my voyage,

each syllable a serendipitous moment,

vowel vitality fuels every page

while a loquacious line forks off into two distances

leaving a double and doubtful sense

to my meanderings

all the better for the turn of phrase,

adding to the journey

is a consonant chaos of juxtaposition and alliteration,

a choice to turn left or right at every conjunction.

I am a word wanderer.


◄ Lexical longings

Four thoughts ►


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Jon Stainsby

Mon 18th Mar 2019 19:02

Thanks all for the comments and likes.

They are much appreciated, as always.

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Stu Buck

Mon 18th Mar 2019 17:01

loquacious is one of those words that comes up constantly in the crosswords and i never seem to know what it means despite writing it a million times. so thumbs up from me, i learnt something and this has an articulate and academic amount of alliteration in it.

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Jason Bayliss

Sun 17th Mar 2019 14:14

Eloquently, exceptionally, expertly, expressed.

My admiration, and adoration, adeptly accessed.

J. ?

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Don Matthews

Sun 17th Mar 2019 12:33

Forgive me Jon. I can be quite flippant at times. It seems my mind can't help it. Can I add a serious note and say this was very clever

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Damon Blackery

Sun 17th Mar 2019 12:08

I love the lines.
adding to the journey
is a consonant chaos of juxtaposition and alliteration,

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Graham Sherwood

Sun 17th Mar 2019 12:07

The alliteration in this reminded me of CSN "helplessly Hoping", a lovely read.

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Don Matthews

Sun 17th Mar 2019 11:21

This one left my mind in such chaos
Juxtaposed and alliterated
Loquacious, conjunction and serendipitous
With vowels and consonants mated ?

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Jon Stainsby

Sun 17th Mar 2019 08:29

Thanks Brian and KJ for the comments, Anya and Amanda for the likes.

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kJ Walker

Sun 17th Mar 2019 07:14

This one follows on nicely from your last one Jon.
they could have been written as a pair.

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Brian Maryon

Sat 16th Mar 2019 22:40

Had to read this with the OED at my elbow! Good one Jon.

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