As you write today’s poem, use at least four of the eight words listed below. Use all eight if you’re feeling ambitious. If you need a little inspiration, before you write think about the way these words can connect and let it form a picture or story in your mind. Let the words guide your subject.
Some words are so fantastic that their definition, or even the sound they make as they roll off your tongue, can inspire a whole piece of writing. For today’s poem, choose one of the four words below to inspire you. If you’re feeling ambitious, try writing a poem for each word.
- maudlin: (adj) self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental, often through drunkenness.
- ennui: (n) a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.
- bucolic: (adj) of or relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life.
- avuncular: (adj) Of or relating to an uncle, or resembling an uncle in attitude; kindly, genial, benevolent.