Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 35,750 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Pauciloquence And The Smart-Phone - Poem by Douglas Scotney

Teen pauciloquence,
teens once discovered,
would have them allowed
to leave the table early.

Now they're allowed
to smart-phone right there:

being seen but not heard
is back in fashion,
without boredom
or a dissenting word.

Topic(s) of this poem: phone, talk, teen


Poet's Notes about The Poem

that word means 'saying little'.
smart-phoning rarely involves talking on it

Comments about Pauciloquence And The Smart-Phone by Douglas Scotney

  • (8/28/2017 12:29:00 AM)


    You make telling comments about teenagers using smartphones all the time
    even during meals. Did you coin 'pauciloquence? 'ie. a lack of eloquence or close to it.
    Even a sullen silence is how it could be interpreted by parents.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 24, 2017



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