learn language sans grammar attacks

Meeting the bar and modifying it at dVerse poets over-the-top prompt!

 
tortoise-ical tutor
obfuscately attempts
sea-weedy conversation
with dog-paddling spanglish
-as-a-second(third?)-
language student.

both adults, babble-on
with mermaid tongues,
wordy fusillade slippery
as school of lingual fish;
all eager shimmering scales
while meaning flip-flops crazily
across (un)intended beach.

perhaps it’s more than
enough (enough already!)
to sit smallish-ly together
on interpretation’s vast sands;
tossing vocabulary pebbles into
non-verbal waves of understanding.

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ManicDdaily
    Sep 08, 2015 @ 07:06:06

    Loved revisiting. a lot of fun. K.

    Reply

  2. Bryan Ens
    Aug 31, 2015 @ 23:54:33

    Love the convolution!

    Reply

  3. ManicDdaily
    Aug 31, 2015 @ 19:39:12

    Lynn, such wonderful and creative language here. Really cool. K.

    Reply

  4. Victoria C. Slotto
    Aug 29, 2015 @ 14:15:23

    Oh, Lynn, what delicious modifiers you chose! If I were offering Wordles, I would cull words from this poem.

    Reply

  5. Hannah Gosselin
    Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:55:56

    both adults, babble
    with mermaid tongues,

    LOVE that and so many other unique pairings…this is great, lynn!

    Reply

  6. Grace
    Aug 29, 2015 @ 09:04:51

    I love the creative word pairings like spanglish and school of lingual fish ~ Sometimes non-verbal cues works when words fail ~ Excellent response Lynn ~

    Reply

  7. Mary
    Aug 29, 2015 @ 08:32:19

    Ha, you have definitely used an adequate number of modifiers in your light-hearted poem!

    Reply

  8. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Aug 29, 2015 @ 01:14:08

    Ha. Yes you can indeed obscure the image by using those modifiers though I like the mermaid tongues.

    Reply

  9. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala)
    Aug 28, 2015 @ 23:21:40

    Very generous use of adjectives for a modifier effect. Great job Lynn!

    Hank

    Reply

  10. katiemiafrederick
    Aug 28, 2015 @ 22:47:40

    Well hmm.. sister Lynn is at the end again..
    And guess what this is just pure fun..
    it’s fun to be silly in modifying
    poetry as silly as silly can be..
    PLAY.. a forgotten art of
    most humans and
    we need a tent
    revival
    to get
    PLAY
    BACK
    BRAVO
    YOU ARE AN
    EXCELLENT PLAYER
    IN THE ART OF MODIFIER!..:)

    Reply

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