Can Poetry Happen?

Can poetry happen with words such these:
Impossible, pointer, jump, muscle, and please?
Or how about glancing and frantic and score?
Will you employ them, or show them the door?
And think about darker, hang, balance, and catch—
If you can’t use them, boy, you’ve met your match.
Skilled poets will use every word that they’re dealt;
They’re not fragile snowflakes that dog’s breath will melt.

Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Posted on June 30, 2019, in light verse, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. You not only made poetry but rhymed as well! It definitely takes skill to put those words together.

  2. I do think poetry can happen no matter what words are dealt. You played the hand well.

  3. Oh, this is a clever way to use the words. And you did it skilfully, and with humour. Bravo!

  4. Nice. I like your response to this challenge, your underlying humor.


    It’s like drawing Scrabble letters. You work with what you have. I’m still looking for a rhyme for orange.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      The best I ever read in that department is this Mother Goose ditty:

      What is the rhyme for porringer? The king he had a daughter fair, and gave the Prince of Orange her.

      On Sun, Jun 30, 2019 at 9:14 AM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  6. Clever! And the last stanza made me grin like a happy (and totally agreeing) loon. 😀

  7. Kestril Trueseeker

    It takes skill indeed, and a very playful mindset. 😀

  8. This made me laugh–a challenge returned cleverly.

  9. Every word can be made into poems, even exhume
    gangrene, marrow or blood just write for it to bloom

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      That’s very good, Björn, although quite grisly!

      On Sun, Jun 30, 2019 at 1:58 PM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  10. Haha this is fantastic! ❤❤

  11. Hahaha… missed you 🙂

  12. Really loved the last line!

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