General Poetry posted October 27, 2019


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Strolling after dinner.

Obscure Word: Perambulate

by LisaMay


Finished with my dinner plate,

taking a stroll, don’t care if I’m late.

Come with me – perambulate!



Obscure Word 7-9-7 writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Ladies and Gentlemen (and all other members to whom these monikers may not apply!): it's time once again for the Obscure Word 7-9-7! Find a word that truly exists but that, for some reason or another, has been out of the mainstream -- and bring it back for us! ;) Or it can be a new one that has wormed its way into the younger vocabulary enough to be put into the Urban Dictionary!! ;) Your choice!

Your poem should be of the format:

First Line -- 7 syllables
Second Line -- 9 syllables
Third Line -- 7 syllables

It should highlight/explain/define an obscure word for us and really make us want to use it the next time we compose an offering whether it be prose or poetry! :) Remember, keep it mostly clean (know that's difficult for some of you out there, but it IS only 23 syllables so I'm sure you can manage it!) and impress us! :-) :-)

BE SURE to include a COMPLETE definition of your obscure word in your author notes. Make it fun, make it intriguing, but, most of all, make us want to vote for yours!! LET THE OBSCURITY BEGIN!! :)


Author's Note:
When you walk for the sake of taking a walk, you 'perambulate'. It's an old-fashioned way to describe taking an after-dinner stroll or meandering walk without a set destination. You can go for a 'perambulation'. The Latin word at the root of perambulate is ambulare, "to walk", and the more common word 'amble' shares this origin.
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