Poetry Friday: The Poemporium

Recently, while driving in an unfamiliar town, I passed this sign:

Maybe because I’m often thinking about poetry when I drive, I misread the name of this store as “Poetporium.” (Never mind the dog and cat silhouettes; I missed them completely!) What a store that would be, I thought. Then of course, the wheels really started turning. What kind of poem could advertise a Poetporium? After renaming this imaginary store the “Poemporium,” I came up with this draft of a promotional poem.

“The Poemporium”

At the Poemporium you will find
Verses and rhymes of every kind:

A wide assortment of
Couplets and quatrains,
Repeating roundels.
Odes evoking the sacred muse.
Soaring sonnets,
Tanka, haiku,
Iambs or trochees,
Cinquains and more!

Poems that make you giggle,
Poems that make you cry,
Poems that heal a broken heart,
Or make you wonder why?

So don’t be shy!
Just open the door,
come and explore
this enchanting poetry store.

© Catherine Flynn, 2018

Please be sure to visit the lovely Irene Latham at Live Your Poem for the Poetry Friday Roundup.

9 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: The Poemporium

    • Please feel free to write! This has actually been kicking around in my head for a while, and I know there is a lot of room for improvement, so I’d love to hear what you’re thinking.


  1. Poemporium is completely enchanting, Catherine! This reads like an opening to a poetry collection… what confections you’ve conjured! I love it. xo

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  2. I could wander the aisles of the Poemporium for hours! Wait…that’s kind of what I’m doing, except we call it the Poetry Friday Roundup. Maybe we need to rename it? 🙂

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  3. Ha! How very wonderful! And I WOULD agree to changing the Roundup to Poemporium, if people were actually going to hand over cash money to come on in! But I think that might change the atmosphere…


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