Kenning Me Softly

..

Have you met her?

She’s a mess
-age of murmurmoan,
an ink(trovert) blot caught
on a cure-ious spinstring,
a gypsygonegirl
(nevermore)
moon(mer)maid
of de
-versity.

She’s paid only
in breeze-sigh
whisperwhy
and skysong
spare change.

But give her a flowerface,
some petalled grace
an emerald blade snailstorm
;

she’ll
….(love you)
……….(love you knot)
bard-braid you a tiny,
mini-school
………………poe-hum.

..
A kenning, for Bjorn’s prompt over at Toads. We also did kennings on NaPoWriMo day 20. Mine was here

 

 


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12 Responses to Kenning Me Softly

  1. Amazing.. So many great kenning here… I do adore the murmurmoan.. And I would be there with my flowerface… Didn’t know it had been a NaPoWriMo prompt…

  2. Shawna says:

    Yes!!! I love this!!! 🙂 Such a great song, too. There’s also the implication that this is about Barbie and Ken.

    “murmurmoan,
    an ink(trovert) blot caught
    on a cure-ious spinstring,
    a gypsygonegirl” … Love.

    “But give her a flowerface,
    some petalled grace
    an emerald blade snailstorm” … Also this.

    And I don’t know what a “mini-school” is, but man is that adorable.

  3. Rommy says:

    I’m particularly in love with this bit:

    an ink(trovert) blot caught
    on a cure-ious spinstring,

    It seems the protagonist should hold out for more than a flowerface since she inspires such delightful thoughts.

  4. Love how you play with words

  5. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    an ink(trovert) blot caught
    on a cure-ious spinstring,
    a gypsygonegirl…

    Gorgeousness ❤ ❤

  6. I can’t even to begin to say how much you rocked this de…astounding. Your imagination knows no bounds!

  7. debi says:

    You leave me speechless with admiration Gorgeousness throughout!

  8. Bekkie says:

    Stunning play on words! Enjoyed it very much. Hugs!

  9. So many sprightly images in the twist of kennings. There is a joy in these moments.

  10. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Aced! I particularly love the wordplay on ‘kenning’ which can also mean knowing – presumably intentional, since you are the master of wordplay.

  11. Oh I love your title…What an amazing job you did with the prompt!

  12. Kerry O'Connor says:

    It is such a thrill for me to see all the wonderful ways you have combined words together. Such a unique approach.

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