Nonce-sense poems

Miz Quickly, aka Barbara Young, sets some quirky prompts which tickle the imagination, and here are poems sparked by two of them.  Firstly, to write with Chutzpah, a favourite word of mine; and the second is an invention test, to write a Nonce poem, at least ten lines, with at least two words to the line. She gave us some seed words, telling us to use a minimum of two:   blue pose fell glass five letter essential 



Is not diffident, hesitant or self-effacing
doesn’t lack confidence
is not backward in coming forward
but is sure of itself,
impudent and audacious
above all, full of fun.
I hope I have it, just a bit.



A Nonce Poem 

A nasty word is nonce
to use in any poem –
I’ll say this only once:
five letters to describe
the butt of prison rancour,
a sex offender or otherwise
the lowest of the low
just like a City banker
who merits another rhyming word
I can’t bring myself to use
(at least I pretend I can’t)
but that is just a pose.
And now it is essential
I end this nonce-ish poem
of words inconsequential.



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7 Responses to Nonce-sense poems

  1. These are priceless, Viv!

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  2. colonialist says:

    Nonse-ish, perhaps, but not non-sense!

    The word you use for banker
    Could well be, ‘He’s a canker
    With charges sorely straining
    All cash one may be gaining’?

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  3. granny1947 says:

    Excellent. What fun.

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  4. katechiconi says:

    I like the first one, and agree, you have plenty of it!

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  5. Misky says:

    Excellent. There’s nothing lacking with your muse!

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  6. You taught me a new word…chutzpah…I like your defining of it, Viv! 🙂

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