Language of Love

Language of Love

Eyes closed and leaning back 
She listened to the sonorous
yet dulcet, tonal
sounds of a voice 
Comforting to her ears
In her mind she pictured him
Tall and olive-skinned perhaps
The accent so slight
and hardly noticeable
with an uncommon emphasis
on certain syllables
Making the most basic word
poetic and honeyed
in its delivery 
A soothing balm
on a scalded soul

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Laura Bloomsbury is hosting Tuesday Poetics at D'Verse Poets.
Today is National Thesaurus Day and she has prompted us with
writing a poem as follows:

1. Write a SOUND POEM which includes AT LEAST ONE from EACH of the FIVE HEARING CATEGORY SELECTIONS below: (reference the hearing words you chose in your post).

bellow; clink; drone; jingle; quiver;

clamour; dissonant; rip-roaring; tempestuous; vociferous;

dulcet: honeyed; poetic; sonorous; tonal;

blabber; cackle; dribble; gurgle; seethe;

beseech; chant; drawl; embellish; intone

Feel free to dip deeper into your chosen words by elaborating further from the Thesaurus with synonyms and antonyms


2. Simply write about the Thesaurus, as the above poets have – what it means to you; describe it, have fun with it. Let the synonyms flow, or antagonise with antonyms.

There are no restrictions on poetry style or meter but those of you who like Acrostics might want to make a nine liner for THESAURUS.

I chose the third set of 'Sounds'

  22 comments for “Language of Love

  1. sanaarizvi
    January 20, 2022 at 7:19 am

    “In her mind she pictured him/Tall and olive-skinned perhaps/The accent so slight/and hardly noticeable,”… sigh this is soo dreamy 😀 beautifully worded, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 20, 2022 at 8:21 am

      Thank you Sanaa ☺️❤️

  2. January 19, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    I love this and I find it amazing how much a voice can tempt and soothe.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 22, 2022 at 12:49 pm

      Yes I am always moved by certain voices ☺️

  3. January 19, 2022 at 10:43 am

    Ahhhh… I had the same experience just READING you words! Thanks.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 19, 2022 at 12:52 pm

      What a lovely thing to say! Thank you so much Ron ☺️

  4. January 19, 2022 at 8:21 am

    Oh, how delightful, Christine! May all scalded souls be soothed in such a way 😊

    • Christine Bolton
      January 19, 2022 at 12:52 pm

      Thank you Ingrid ☺️💕

  5. January 19, 2022 at 5:30 am

    I like how you left the poem in ambiguity – was it the voice of a honey-trap seducer, a lover, or the first contact from a dating app – this a perfect description
    “the most basic word
    poetic and honeyed”

    • Christine Bolton
      January 19, 2022 at 8:14 am

      Thank you Laura! ☺️💕

  6. January 19, 2022 at 4:33 am

    This is a wonderful mixture of words, I especially loved “A soothing balm
    on a scalded soul”.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 19, 2022 at 8:15 am

      Thank you! ☺️💕

  7. January 18, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    This is so beautiful Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 19, 2022 at 8:17 am

      Thanks Sadje ☺️💕

      • January 19, 2022 at 8:21 am

        You’re welcome

  8. January 18, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    “A soothing balm
    on a scalded soul” – beautiful!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 19, 2022 at 8:16 am

      Thank you so much ☺️💕

  9. Ain
    January 18, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    This is really sensual…..the detail has a certain cheekiness…the slight accent! I really liked this very much, as a wonderful poem, for its vibrancy and literary lust

    • Christine Bolton
      January 18, 2022 at 11:32 pm

      Aww you’re so kind Ain. Thank you my friend ☺️

    • January 19, 2022 at 3:37 am

      I’ve gotta second Ain.

      literary lust



      • Christine Bolton
        January 19, 2022 at 8:16 am

        Thanks David ☺️💕

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