The prompt for NaPoWriMo for today is to write a poem that incorporates neologisms. What’s that? Well, it’s a made-up word! Your neologisms could be portmanteaus (basically, a word made from combining two existing words, like “motel” coming from “motor” and “hotel”) or they could be words invented entirely for their sound. The most famous example of a poem incorporating neologisms is Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky, but neologisms don’t have to be funny or used in the service of humor. You can use them to try to get at something that you don’t have an exact word for, or to create a sense of sound and rhythm, or simply to make the poem feel strange and unworldly.

I have tried to incorporate neologism by blending a few words which I have annexed below. Do comment if you liked any of my new words 🙂

 

Rainlets falling on the garden grass

greenifying the earth with a touch of class

Rainlets kissing the beautiful flowers

augmenting Flegance with majestic powers

Rainlets teasing the bees around

tip-tap seizing the beezing buzzound

 

Rainlets soaking the boyz constelling

boyzies splashing, whooping and cleering

Rainlets fetch fairangel to earth

her oceblue eyes sprinkling mirth

 


rainlets derived from rain+ droplets

greenifying derived from green + glorifying 

flegance derived from flowers + elegance

beezing derived from bee+buzzing

buzzound derived from buzz+sound

Constelling derived from constant+yelling

boyzies derived from boys

cleering derived from  clapping + cheering

fairangel derived from fairy+ angel 

ocblue derived from ocean + blue

 

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