alisa alering

Writer of fantasy and other fictions


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Poetic Interlude (AKA, Wheee! Words)

Early this morning, author Marly Youmans invited the world to take part in a word-doodling in the form of a beau présent, a poem that contains only the letters in the recipient’s name, but using one’s own name.

I’ve been spending a lot of time doing serious, logical, ferrety work with a novel outline and I couldn’t resist the invitation to play with words in a whole different way.  My name gives me a lot of vowels to wrangle, but once I started making word lists, I felt rather fond of the words I contain.

A Singing
Alisa Alering beau présent

In rag lane,
grain is grail
sail is sea

In rag lane,
I glean–
gill, gale, lens & rain
I learn–
rage, sin, rail, & gain

In rag lane,
I ran–
A girl, a sage, a sag-song gal
A leg, a leer, a rage-real nail

Learners reel,
Rings align–
Release gale!

In sea, a song.
In song, a sail.

In rage lane,
In sere rain,
I reign.

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