Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Cult Of Dreaming Thesaurus

Bragi and Iðunn, 1846 by Nils Blommer


They dance naked in metaphors
speaking this - meaning that,
winding words into introspection.

Heads bent over a thesaurus prayer book
word artisans seek the holy grail of vocabulary
to eradicate the perception of recycled thought.

Under a lightbulb sky poets seek the blessing
of Bragi as poetry travels from mind to print
in a soul spill of imagery and imagination.


© Susie Clevenger 2015



15 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Brilliant, Susie;. Just perfect!

Kenn Merchant said...

The Norse definitely had a lot of scripts that were dedicated to an oral tradition of writing.

Björn Rudberg said...

Oh yes. Sme days the thoughts are just recycled.. Where would be without the sacred thesaurus ;-) only way to be original.

yash gupta said...

Wow! Your poetry is breathtaking! I hope you never stop sharing. :)

Outlawyer said...

Ha. This is a lot of fun , Susie. Even the name of the God Bragi seems to fit your conceit . A very clever response to the prompt super well-executed. Thanks! K. Http://Manicddaily.wordpress.com.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Firstly, what a title... just so good.. and your commentary on the art/craft of the poet is very on point. Loved this.

HA said...

Oh! How much we owe to thesaurus. Because sometimes the words have to be coaxed and in some cases, even forced.

I loved the beginning. A beautiful write. Though, I seek the blessing of Apollo and the muses. :-)

hedgewitch said...

Thanks for the Bragi reference, Susie. This is all too apt for me, I'm afraid--I would be lost without my little online word tools--still, that's part of the fun, and part of the craft.

Mama Zen said...

This is stunning, Susie.

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

I concur...a brilliant description as I pray to my thesaurus.

georgeplace2 said...

a thesaurus prayer book... perfect.

Hannah said...

Your mid-stanza is striking for me...the entirety brilliant...love the image you chose for this. :)

Margaret said...

Thesaurus prayer book - oh, that is sweet - I use mine almost every day! Very clever.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I could dance with that first stanza for days!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

This is stunning! And so on point! You speak with such eloquence!