Stolen Shine

Dragon me a song
full of fire, brimstoned in its
own dark shine. Raven me
a shadowed hope, a feathered
sky. Scrim me a promise, star
-dotted i’s and oceaned breeze
tease. Oh me and know me,
and trinket me loose into this
sun-shriked sea.



Lill has us verbifying everything in sight, over at dVerse. Come play! 

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19 Responses to Stolen Shine

  1. Wow what a gorgeous set of words to verbify… dragon is a spectacular verb.

  2. lillian says:

    I love everything about this….especially “scrim me a promise.” I’ve always loved the idea of a scrim and use that word sometimes myself. It works magically as a verb. And “trinket me loose” – those two words juxtaposed “trinket” as a verb and “loose” — trinkets are seen with little value, just litle ditties and using the word loose gets that across so well.
    Love it all! 🙂
    So fun reading everyone’s takes on this!

  3. Glenn Buttkus says:

    A gem of brevity & joy; nice rocking of the prompt. I think I verbifed about a dozen nouns. There seems to be a never-ending flow of possibilities.

  4. welshstream says:

    ‘Raven me a shadow of hope’ …… wonderful, wonderful. Great piece of writing.

  5. Dragon me a song…wow…Raven Me a shadowed hope…wow….but then this…OH me…..I cannot express how much that line went right through me…Oh me…Oh my!

  6. as always, I admire your wonderful use of words

  7. Great word play. 🙂

  8. sanaarizvi says:

    Raven me a shadowed hope, a feathered sky.. sigh.. now that’s gorgeous!❤️

  9. Candy says:

    this wordly challenge was made for you. perfect!

  10. Iris says:

    “Shine” is your favorite word lately. 🙂

    -dotted i’s and oceaned breeze
    tease” … Your notebook must be a beauty to behold.

    “Raven” and “trinket” are fantastic verbs.

  11. jaybluepoems says:

    That is absolutely gorgeous! “Oh me…” “trinket me loose”… how absolutely beautiful. Well done…

  12. I was going to pick out my favourite bits, but it’s all my favourite bit. It reads like a charm, somehow. I really really like it.

  13. frankhubeny says:

    Nice first line making a verb out of dragon: “Dragon me a song”

  14. Lovely words! I like all your new verbs.

  15. Mish says:

    LOVE it! Star dotted “i”s ? How clever. Using trinket as a verb…priceless!

  16. This prompt made me think of you, immediately. LOVE ALL the verbs you used in this!

  17. kim881 says:

    Magical, De: dragons, rainbows and scrim – I used to have some scrimshaw but wasn’t keen on owning a piece of whalebone. My favourite lines:
    ‘Oh me and know me,
    and trinket me loose into this
    sun-shriked sea.’

  18. Wondered what you’d do with this challenge, and you have not (never do) disappointed. This was custom made for you, Dear! You poem so well!

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