Monday, September 19, 2016

DMC: "Syllables" by David McMullin





SYLLABLES

Syllables are funny things.
Some rush by at a brisk clip,
others stretch and twist the tongue.

Quick as did-dle did-dle dee,
or taking a bit longer
like schwarmfst skwirlp twoolm preefts brawlg thrunch.

© 2016 David McMullin. All rights reserved.



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17 comments:

  1. Thanks for making me laugh, David. My twoolm nearly skwirlped out my nose! :D

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    1. Hilarious! Your comment makes me laugh more than my poem.

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  2. your poem is lots of fun to read I love the 4 line :)

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    1. I love those sounds that fall off the tongue, like "little lambs eat ivy."

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  3. I'd love to hear a crowd of kids recite this one--I can imagine the giggles on the final line!

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    1. Wouldn't that be fun! I can't even get it right myself.

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  4. Like Buffy, I think it's a perfect read aloud, wonderful syllably sing-song!

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    1. Thanks, this was a fun challenge. I enjoyed rearranging these letters and words till I found something I liked.

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  5. Whenever I'm given the challenge with a syllable specific count, I always agonize over the length of the syllables and how they fit and sound together. Finally, an opportunity to take advantage of my syllable-neurosis.

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  6. Gesundheit!
    No, really lots of fun with some cray cray syllables!

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  7. Merci beaucoup. I needed a smile and this gave me one.

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    1. I'm glad it did! And your kind words gave me a smile too.

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  8. Hahahaha. Such a cute poem. Thanks.

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  9. Can't get what everyone lintz so funny.
    David Mcmullen's "schwarmfst skwirlp twoolm preefts brawlg thrunch" vreng all the best xiudden. Everyone knows that, no?

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