For dVerse Tuesday poetics: the poet’s storehouse, celebrating National Thesaurus Day (US):
of the hundred-member
by the flatulent bellow
of the pobblebonk.
Their amphibious hubbub
rises from the damn
as an almost-solid layer of sound.
the dulcet tones of the carolling magpie
curl through the air
like a sweet fragrance.
He embellishes his song with each repetition,
and then explodes in full-throated,
silencing the frogs
and sending magpie home in a huff.
The challenge was to use a word from each of these lists:
bellow; clink; drone; jingle; quiver;
clamour; dissonant; rip-roaring; tempestuous; vociferous;
dulcet: honeyed; poetic; sonorous; tonal;
blabber; cackle; dribble; gurgle; seethe;
beseech; chant; drawl; embellish; intone
So obviously the poem had to be about either my (droning, bellowing, dissonant, vociferous, blabbering, cackling…) kids, or the (other) local wildlife.
I can’t post files, but here are links to the frog and bird songs mentioned if you want to hear them:
eastern sign bearing froglets (kazoo band)
magpie – quite different in look and sound to norther hemisphere magpies.