Today, I challenge you to write a poem that incorporates neologisms. What’s that? Well, it’s a made-up word! Your neologisms could be portmanteaus (basically, a word made from combining two existing words, like “motel” coming from “motor” and “hotel”) or they could be words invented entirely for their sound. Probably the most famous example of a poem incorporating neologisms is Lewis Carroll’s
For Day 18 …Sharing a Jabberwocky Poem from My Unpublished Novel Pencil Adventures
O Great Quake , O Humble Licneps
In Peniland, penbell rings,rings
pen hurry pen hurry pen hurry,
cutters come after pointed things.
O Lord Thoth, this lead is weak
does not allow Pencillons to speak
it has shown in pasty experience
Open! it can write,close it, to beat.
O Thief of Words,stolen is the lead
false black untrue slim and dead
orange yellow purple green or red
boxmates all, chewed cut and held.
O Licneps now,secure all PID cards
Great United Pencillation of Bards
protest,as sneaky slates in smoky
screens hidden with unseen pards
enter to corrupt phablets gapes
no gorrillas keymons or apes
nor saurasdinos in green capes
can save numbers dots or shapes.
word war has begun…alert all
Pencillons and Pencillions