texture of anger

Welcome to Poetics! Michelle (Mish) is our host for today.

We know the importance of using the five senses in our poetry and how it enriches the imagery for the reader. A scene of nature, for example becomes more alive with the scents of wildflowers wafting in the wind or the high pitched trill of a songbird. We use the senses regularly to describe a physical setting, person or concrete object. Presenting something abstract becomes a little more challenging.

What does blue taste like?

What is the texture of anger?

Describe the scent of contentment.

What are the sounds of perfection?

What does hope look like?

Whether you are new to dverse or not, here are the rules

  • Write a poem about something abstract using one or more senses.
  • Click on Mr.Linky. Enter your name and direct link to your poem.
  • Leave a comment and join in the discussion. We’re friendly!
  • Read and comment on other poet’s work since we all go here to have our poems read.
  • Please link back to dVerse from your site.
  • Enjoy!


{it feels}


like a twisted

blood wet sheet


wrapped about

your intestines


st~retching itself


between the back

of your tongue

and your privates

23 thoughts on “texture of anger

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Whew. So so strong. You KNOW I love this:
    “st~retching itself”
    There’s just something about the word “retch” that makes my own gag reflex want to go. Oh, that we could simply puke up our anger, and be done with it.

  2. Glenn Buttkus says:

    There you go again, Paul, creating a novella out of brevity- using macabre broad strokes & nightmarish imagery; really dug it; could fill in 10 scenarios as back story.

  3. samba2017 says:

    Hi Paul, I’m new to all this but have a poetry blog here on WordPress and my poem today is about female anger in case you have time to look? I tried to use your link but it had expired. Wishing you a good day, Sam 🙂

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