If you stopped by to read my poem for dVerse Poetics, you will find it here: https://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/thirteen-ways-of-looking-at-trees/
Recipe for Disaster for Meeting the Bar
gather all necessary ingredients
as listed in your political platforms.
Divide them into two
then toss into an iron-clad pot.
Stir to maximum dissension
over a slow heat
then reduce the temperature to a simmer.
As soon as logic has dissolved
empty the contents
into a large bowl
and discard any solution.
Knead and flatten what remains
to a vote.
Be sure to scramble
to the media and masses.
Recess the senate
and leave it to someone else
to clean up after you.
I was browsing through a cookbook last night and the verbs popped out at me, so that’s where I went for today’s poem written for dVerse Meeting the Bar where I’m the bartender today. The prompt is to use verbs as a tool to liven up your work. I hope you will join us. The doors will open at 3:00 PM EST. I’ll be a bit late to join in since I have a hot date with the hubby. Hope they don’t dock my pay!
I’ve italicized verbs AND words derived from verbs. Cookbooks are full of them.