jabberwocky

What the Jabberwock?

Jithering to sleep

guts on the rouil

thoughts derting and stibben

reach to encrescalate

please don’t dretch

not ready to soussime

faisht now. All faisht.

Todays prompt: 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. Probably 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 wanted to German the shit out of this with clever compound words but I ran out of time and motivation. Oh well.  OK so I did another one


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