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Nature Poetry Weather writing

Another Oulipo

Re-write of Louis Macneice’s poem “Snow” with the N+7 rule

Here’s the Original poem


And here’s my response after replacing all the nouns with seven nouns ahead, following the Oulipo rules

Once again i did the rewrite using Longmans Pocket Dictionary as my source for words in the new poem

I call it “Decadent Shipwreck

The rosary was suddenly rich and the great beach-head was

Spawning Snuff and Pink Rosewood against it

Soundlessly Collateral and incompatible

Wrack is suddener than we fancy it

Wrack is crazier and more of it than we think

Incorrigably Plywood, I peel and portion

a tannoy, Spit the pippins, and feel

the drunkenness of thistles being various

And the firebug flames with a bubbling soundtrack for wrack

Is more spiteful and gay than one supposes

On the tool, On the eyeglass, On the Earlybird in the pans of ones Handhold

There is more than glassworks tween the snuff and the rosewoods

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Food Fruit Poetry

Atomic Tangerine

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As they shook up the bottle of fizzy fruit juice

A fantastic reaction began

Bubbles rose up to the top of the bottle

Bursting to escape

Crazy idea – of the kids – was releasing the bottles

Cap – with the addition of air – reaction was complete

Destination for the neon orange liquid – No one knew – they all

Dived for cover – as fizzy orange rain fell

Expectation – the vegetable patch

End result – over Grandpa’s prize white roses



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Childhood Fruit Fun Life Poetry

Fizz bomb

#coloryourworld #atomictangerine

the atomic tangerine 🍊

dropped into the pool of

clear hot water 💦

Reactions to the spheres arrival

as it nose dived into the blue

were instantaneous….

Little children 👶 smiled away

not it in the way

it fizzed away

Like orangeade exploding

into the blue

but  mostly how its scent

originally meant

for the upstairs bathroom

could be found In the kitchen too

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Acrostic Colours Food Fruit Poetry

Vivid Fruit

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#CYW #ColorYourWorld #VividTangerine

Take it from me – tangerine – You’re eyecatching

Albeit you’re smaller than your cousin the orange –

Not the first fruit they go for when they head for the

Greengrocers – but that’s just it.

Easy to peel – the kids all love you

Reactions to your appearance in a lunchbox ?

Instant Smiles all round

Not going to win prizes for your size – but

Expect a grin to appear upon your arrival

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Colours Festive Fruit Poetry Treats

Tangerine Days

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Tangerines –

always hang about after twelfth night

notice their smell –

generally piercing through the aroma of new years day dinner

everybody – enjoys one while they wait for the

roasted duck , pork or chicken to come out of the oven

in fact – the break from the chocolate will bring a smile

no one will bemoan you eating this festive fruit

everyone approves – its good for you!

 

 

 

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Art Colours Food Fruit

Contrast

In response to the prompt :
Contrast

Fruitbowl

What can be more contrasting than a fully laden fruit bowl ?

The whole rainbow of colours are there from the dark reds of the red apples, plums, and grapes to the orange colours of the Oranges and Tangerines to Yellows of the Lemons and Pineapples and finally the green colours of the green grapes, apples and limes.

There is one colour lacking though…its lacking some blueberries and damsons…