Wednesday, April 19, 2023


It's time for Madness!Poetry!  

I'm in!  The first word to use in a poem will be delivered to me by 7 pm on Sunday!  Register to be a poetic voter so you can vote on your favorites!  Go to Ed DeCaria's Madness!Poetry to begin the adventure!  So many poems, so little time!  So many words, so many rhymes! I hope I didn't just take on more than I can handle right now...but that's what's good about poetry challenges,  they can take your mind off all the rest of the stuff you SHOULD be doing!  It's a procrastinator's (14 letters) dream task!

To be chosen for consideration as an authlete in Madness!Poetry 2023, each contestant had to submit a poem of 13 lines or fewer, with at least one 14 letter word in it.   I chose to go overboard of course...There are a number of legit 14 letter words...and one not so legit...

Says the Sesquipedalian*

The daffadowndilly and jonquil are consanguineous races;
A Great white shark and goldfish have common ichthyological bases.

The abovementioned words in the first verse are not adventitiously placed
But all chosen with care and with purpose, each advantageously spaced

To show I can be sesquipedalian and can use words quite handily!
I’d like to write more, I’m a poet, but my eyes blink quite sandily.

Curse the sleeplessnesses of the writer as words flow in the night
When thoughts of fish and flowers outlast yesterevening’s light!

Yet when jostling jargonizations coalesce to a well rhymed and timed creation;
When eked and edited verses bloom jauntily with jollification...

Even if though the sun should rise…if we’ve inked through the hours it sinks…
We put down and charge our tablet and for sure takefortywinks -
  Before somatopsychics kick in and we lose our rithem and the riting stincks.

Donna JT Smith©2023

*Sesquipedalian: having many syllables, given to or characterized by the use of long words. a sesquipedalian television commentator.
can also be used to describe someone or something that overuses big words, like a philosophy professor or a chemistry textbook. If someone gives a sesquipedalian speech, people often assume it was smart, even if they don't really know what it was about because they can't understand the words.

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