Written for: NaPoWriMo – Day 17
Today, I challenge you to find, either on your shelves or online, a specialized dictionary. This could be, for example, a dictionary of nautical terms, or woodworking terms, or geology terms. Anything, really, so long as it’s not a standard dictionary! Now write a poem that incorporates at least ten words from your specialized source. Happy writing!
(from Dream Dictionary of Birds)
Are blackbirds swinging
at each other in your dream?
Look out. A quarrel is nigh.
Night birds’ raucous keeping
you awake? Just gears grinding
in your head–your wisdom wins out.
Did you dream of a flock
of birds crowded together?
Time to align your chakras.
Beautiful plumage? Happy marriage!