Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Vignette: Pride and Prejudice

Vignettes are not supposed to be
discursive. They shouldn't veer off
into self-indulgent doldrums or irrelevant paeans—
they should be twisted tight as a torniquet,
unnecessary flesh excised.

He's debonair and saturnine, wears
the sobriquet "Olivier" easily. She's a bomb
hidden under an Austen-patterned parasol.
Their colloquy is punctuated
by vulpine yowls.

twist; tourniquet; debonair; paean; discursive; vignette; veer; excise; parasol; doldrums; sobriquet; vulpine; yowl; colloquy; saturnine; bomb

--words courtesy of Read Write Poem
Collection available! Knocking from Inside


Raven's Wing Poetry said...

Nice use of the words! Excellent write.


irenet said...

Love your creative use of words!

Wayne Pitchko said...

wow...I could never use words like this...very good indeed