Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 67,391 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)


Poem by Douglas Scotney

I was mind-framing a sitting
of the members of the Academy of New Word Invention.

I was presenting the turning of a vase upside-down
and its use as a cloche
to plead the case for 'reversing'.
I threw in that 'verse' is from Latin for 'to turn'.

After expression of doubt -
that 'reverse' is just one direction -
I proferred 'rouletting'.

'Repurposing' won out.

Topic(s) of this poem: language, purpose, vase, verse, words

Poet's Notes about The Poem

'repurposing' isart world jargon. Might have been started by Duchamp with his Urinal though the word is of later origin.

Comments about Redirecting by Douglas Scotney

  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (3/27/2020 11:35:00 PM)

    Sitting and firming mind you can amazingly aspect assess work done here. Members of the Academy of New Word Invention are presenting the turning verse. An amazing poem is very brilliantly penned.10(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 27, 2020

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