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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Time to "get listed" in the Imaginary Garden

Fireblossom has provided us with a list of 23 words from Edgar Allan Poe’s story “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” and asked us to use at least five of the words in a new poem written in any style except haiku.
This should be fun and not very difficult for members and contributors at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.
Of course, I will try to use as many of the words as I can, dealing them out with a lavish hand in my poem entitled:

Poe
Tarr and Fether

as amusements
during this degree of lunacy,
glasses full of feathers
from a cadaverous crow
are oh so soothing—
their oddity examined
in a frenzy of whispers
by several devilish madmen 
and one vulgarly natural lady
By Kay Davies, December 11, 2013                                   

Fireblossom's list follows:
credential
lunacy
vulgarly
frenzy
amusements
gossip
oddity
lavish
lady
natural
cadaverous
degree
irrational
crow
gibbering
whisper
system
soothing
devilish
madmen
glasses
catastrophe
feathers
                              

12 comments:

Fireblossom said...

One never knows what sort of stuff one may stumble across. Poor crow, though! ;-)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is very clever, and I am deeply impressed. Truly. My head is jello this week and I cant seem to write a line!!!!!

Sam Edge said...

wow what a succinct use to the list and very in line with the subject matter. WEll done.

Hannah said...

Creepy characters, soothed by "glasses full of feathers
from a cadaverous crow!!" Great use of the words, Kay!!

Grandmother (Mary) said...

Watch out for madmen and vulgar ladies!

hedgewitch said...

You created a very sharp image with this one Kay--I can see the men in white coats, but I'm not sure if they're the ones examining the feathers, or chasing the madmen who are--maybe it's the same difference. I like the dry edge to this.

Margaret said...

sounds like an insane asylum to me…

Sumana Roy said...


vulgarly natural lady made me smile
......great take... :)

Mama Zen said...

That closing line is priceless!

Helen said...

Nicely done .. hope you are feeling fine soon!!!

Kay said...

You are so excellent with words, Kay. I'm always in awe of how well you can put words together so beautifully.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Well done, kay. You really gave those words a workout.