Scientists and builders envision
a future skyscraper that devours smog:
free radicals will mélange mist and fog,
metaphor murk and mêlée confusion
into melancholy morasses
and disperse them into the sky
as mellifluous gases.
Kim M. Russell, 2017
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This week’s Poetics is with lovely Lillian, who is currenlty the midst of Boston’s winter and looking for a little fun with words. Verbification, or verbing, is the creation of a verb from a noun, adjective, or other word. Think of the proper name, Google. It’s the name of a company and yet has become a verb as in, “I’ll google that.” Sometimes, as in this example, repetitive use actually turns a noun into a commonplace, albeit new for a while, verb.
BUT – what Lillian would like us to is write a poem that includes our own unique verbification. She has given a delectable example in ‘Ganache Me’! She also reminds us of a poem she wrote recently for the dVerse repetition prompt that included the phrase ‘crimson me’. Anything is possible! She asks us to use our imaginations on this one and to have fun with it.