Friday, April 24, 2015

U is for Ucalegon

I mentioned already that there are over 55 different types of poetry. Another type or kind of poetry is called "Enjambment."

Definition of Enjambment

The word Enjambment comes from the French word for "to straddle."

 Enjambment is the continuation of a sentence from one line or couplet into the next. Here is my attempt at my very first enjambment.
Gregg Metcalf

Even though the danger is gone
I still think about my ucalegon

The ucalegon I had never met
Prior to that alarming threat

Once the danger was discovered
Its source was soon uncovered

The ucalegon could not be found
as I took time to look all around

The ucalegon’s loss was huge
Making him feel like a stooge

Poems about ucalegons are rare
even if they are written with care

Since you might not turn to Webster
causing your curiosity to fester 

The meaning of the word ucalegon
is a neighbor whose house burned down


nashvillecats2 said...

Very informative in a poetic sort of way. Great post Gregg.


Shirley Corder said...

Just popped in to say Hi! I hope you're enjoying the A to Z challenge as much as I am! Unusual theme.

Shirley Corder from
Out of Africa - Topics from A to Z