Friday, May 07, 2010

Book Report on the Thesaurus - a homework poem/a thesaurus poem

Book Report on the Thesaurus
by
Gregory K.

Words? There were lots, very many, a ton.
Plot? There was zero, zilch, zip, nada, none.
I found it enjoyable, likable, fun...
But was glad when it finished, completed, was done.


I'd call this poem a companion (or partner or kissing cousin or... or... or) to my poem Book Report on the Dictionary. What can I say? Reference books inspire me....

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11 comments:

Julie Larios said...

Hooray for reference books! Great poem, Greg.

Toby Speed said...

I liked, enjoyed, delighted in your poem!

Alison Stevens said...

What would we do without the thesaurus? And poetry? And your wonderful book report?

Janet said...

This is great. You're a true poet if the Muse stays with you on the thesaurus page!

Lee Wind said...

So cute!
Okay, so how about a poem for "The Chicago Manual of Style," or maybe Onions' "A Shakespeare Glossary?" or maybe even a rhyming dictionary, or a bike owner's manual, or, or, or...
you just keep doin' what you're doin' - it's awesome.
Namaste,
Lee

Linda Baum said...

This is a great one!

Jane Heitman Healy said...

So funny! And clever! Thanks!

Laura said...

So sharp-witted, sage, and smart.
Who knew poetry was a funny art?

Laura Evans
all things poetry

Mary Lee said...

Can't wait to see what you'll do with the atlas, the almanac and the encyclopedia!

David LaRochelle said...

Clever and funny - the hallmarks of your work, Greg.

Gregory K. said...

Thanks, y'all. And I appreciate the other reference book suggestions!

I was amused to find a reference today to the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, available for a mere $400. The volume(s) took seventy years to complete! Makes me glad to stick to poetry....