Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Poetic Madlib

This is something of an experiment in madlibs. I’m trying to do the usual word substitution in a poem without breaking the rhythm, meter, or rhyme. Consequently, I’ll be looking for particular numbers of syllables, and I won’t be substituting words that make up part of the rhyme scheme.

Verb, 2 syllables, present participle
A place, 2 syllables
Adjective, 3 syllables
Adjective, 2 syllables
Noun, 1 syllable, plural
Verb, 1 syllable, past tense
Noun, 2 syllables, singular
Noun, 1 syllable, plural
Noun, 1 syllable, singular
Verb, 1 syllable, present
Verb, 1 syllable, present
Noun, 2 syllables, plural
Adjective, 1 syllable
Noun, 2 syllables, singular
Noun, 2 syllables, singular
Noun, 2 syllables, singular
Adjective, 2 syllables
Noun, 2 syllables, plural
Noun, 1 syllable, plural
A place, 2 syllables
Verb, 1 syllable, present
An animal, 1 syllable, singular

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Just back from Sweden, thus, late--

lingers
laughing
Ukraine
stygian
tawny
birds
flew
castle
pants
spoon
hates
cooks
spiders
red
woman
lily
hammer
fluffy
freeways
mice
Brooklyn
lights
shrew