The green-scene
is top-coated
with split-seam sprays
topple-down trees
tempest-tossed twigs.

I slow-dance
my mod-bod
to the one-two-
of the wind-whistler
as I twinkle-toe my way
across the lawn-litter
with my clean-up crew
of cool-tools
and Spring-swing
the day away.

(Written for dVerse Poets, March 20, 2014, where Bjorn has us playing with compound words.)

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15 Responses to “Spring-swing”

  1. Ah. spring is hear.. great use here.. word creation is a lot of fun.. and twinkle-toe sounds great…

  2. Brian Miller says:

    haha…i will be out in the yard doing a bit of that work myself…probably this weekend…hoping i have a mod-bod to sashay across the yard…lol….love the allit as well in that opening bit…its fun on the tongue…

  3. claudia says:

    oh – garden work can be fun… combined with a little playful dancing… and just love the twinkle-toe ….

  4. Mary says:

    Ha, indeed there is so much that needs to be cleaned up in spring. I like the way you worked in the kennings. Spring-swinging sounds good to me right now.

  5. Oh good, a spring-inspired poem – how cheerful 🙂

  6. Grace says:

    I like spring swing the day away and rhythm of buckle-my-shoe ~ Very nice cadence ~

  7. Glenn Buttkus says:

    You really are getting us all keyed-up to twinkle-toe dip-dance ourselves into going green; delicious fun, good solid use of kennings.

  8. Gabriella says:

    I enjoyed your spring dance in the garden, vb, especially the “clean-up crew /of cool-tools”. I am sure they work wonders.

  9. lynndiane says:

    This lilting ditty makes picking-up-sticks sound like FUN!

  10. billgncs says:

    VB – this was the perfect prompt for you and you didn’t disappoint –

  11. Ahh.. Lawn poetry you are.. an action figure..
    of poet shearing..and picking up sticks..
    A manifestation..still of craft of art…to share…

  12. kkkkaty1 says:

    Terrific metaphors used here and I like that spring is here, even if it is a bit chilly here

  13. Imelda says:

    That was lovely! 🙂

  14. shanyns says:

    Very cool! Love how you did this.

  15. Barry Dawson says:

    If I could only compare yard work to dance, maybe I’d get more of it done! Wind-whistler seems to just dance off the tongue. I really enjoyed reading this.

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