Curious Word: Poetry Contest!
Compose a limerick or a haiku using at least three of the words from the list below.
- Acrasia – Acting against your better judgment, lack of self-control.
- Deesis – An invocation of, or address to, a supreme being.
- Gadfly – One who persistently annoys or one who prods into action.
- Flaffer – To rustle when moving, to flutter.
- Isocracy – A system of government in which all people possess equal political power.
- Parley – To speak with another, specifically to discuss terms with an enemy.
- Nacket – A rude and impertinent boy.
- Gest – A tale of adventures; especially a romance in verse.
- Kye – A miserly sailor.
- Perorate – To speak longwindedly
- Dekko – A look; glance.
Submit your entry or entries to the circulation desk by April 30.
And just in case . . .
A limerick : a kind of humorous verse of five lines, in which the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines, which are shorter, form a rhymed couplet.
A haiku : a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons.