Abandoned Wisdom

Stop listening to dust-tongued wisdom
Spoken in dark-vowelled syllables
That choke with marbling water-spoken jargon
Clear the moon-blown splinters
From your eyes
An owl-light shines from behind
The nocturnal see more in darkness
Than we see in light of day
Blinded by our own perception
When tear-culled feathers bring sorrow
Is it for what she knew she could not share?


dVersepoetspub.com prompt. Dylan Thomas used compound words and verbing nouns in his poetry. Not for the eyes to comprehend, but more for the ears to hear.

From a list of compound words, choose 4 and write a poem. I chose 5.

Dust-tongued, mon-blown, owl-light, dark-vowelled and tear-culled

This was fun and a challenge. I hope you hear it!


About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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9 Responses to Abandoned Wisdom

  1. Truedessa says:

    The nocturnal see more in darkness
    Than we see in light of day
    Blinded by our own perception

    It’s scary how true this really is…perception needs to change to truly see…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. rivrvlogr says:

    This offers wise counsel while willing to admit there are still answers to be known.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. you pull it off with those fierce and truthful lines! bam!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I like the voice you write with here – and “marbling water-spoken jargon” is so astute and creatively conjured. Thanks for joining in Mary

    Liked by 1 person

  5. V.J. Knutson says:

    Love it, Mary! The compound words really add effect!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I really love the thought of what you can see in darkness… I think we miss a lot by being blinded by sun.

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  7. Grace says:

    I specially like this line: An owl-light shines from behind. Thanks for joining our challenge Mary.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. msjadeli says:

    The first two lines set the tone. I love the combination of those first two lines.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sabio Lantz says:

    Nicely stated, universal insight — privy to no one faith.


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