Monday, April 14, 2014

Monarch Mind's Worth



Fourteenth day of this year’s National Poetry Writing Month. Today’s optional prompt for today is to write a poem that contains at least one kenning. Kennings were metaphorical phrases developed in Nordic sagas. At their simplest, they generally consist of two nouns joined together, which imaginatively describe or name a third thing. The phrase “whale road,” for example, could be used instead of “sea” or “ocean,” and “sky candle” could be used for “sun.” The kennings used in Nordic sagas eventually got so complex that you basically needed a decoder-ring to figure them out. And Vikings being Vikings, there tended to be an awful lot of kennings for swords, warriors, ships, and gold. But at their best, they are surprising and evocative.


Also
I am participating in A to Z Challenge 2014 where we write 26 posts in a month each day on one word from A to Z barring Sunday's. Today's word is "M".

He was a book worm

Always immersed either in some

Or atleast a one



From pencil pusher

To a bean counter

With aplomb

He had handled either

He always was a go getter



Destined to make it bigger

He was once told

Be a mind reader



He lands up in a hot potato

First lady was his wife called

He was now a saito



~ Karan

herebelow are my friends and co-bloggers who are also participating in NapoWrimo:

24 comments:

  1. interesting to learn about Kennings
    good poem !

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  2. I'm doing a month pf poetry for A to Z but opted out of the napo thing. Keening would be a fun form to pursue. I bet children would like it.
    Happy A to Zing
    Moondustwriter

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    1. yes it surely is...and if used in rhymes it surely be loved by the children and they'll pick it up easily :)

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  3. I am a illiterate where poetry is concerned. Let alone write, I can often not 'get' it either. But I 'got' yours, today. :)

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    1. hey Dagny that's such a huge compliment, thank you so much :)

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  4. I don't know why, but I can never get into a poem well.

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    1. may be you can try reading a lot of them and it may just click.

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  5. Kennings--the Nordic culture had an interesting connection to other cultures (native Americans) in the joining of words to convey one thing.

    Over from the A to Z.

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    1. I am not much aware about the connection, just read a little about it. But its a fun to write form of poetry!

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    1. Complex is it...I should work on that more I suppose.

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  7. Awesome! I had never heard of kennings, and now I feel slightly smarter. What a beautiful poetic device!

    True Heroes from A to Z

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    1. even I had never heard about it, before I attempted it here.And it sure feels good :)

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    1. welcome abode SS, thank you so much :)

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  9. Kennings are new to me except for 'kennings' as in 'knowings' used by the Scots. Interesting piece. Thanks.

    Visiting from AZ

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    1. thank you so much for dropping by, keep reflecting :)

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  10. Nice use of kennings here. I liked the first verse...we are all book worms.

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    1. thank yo so much Janu....yeah we totally are!!

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