I Love Words


Crevasse is a cool word
that cruises from my mouth.
Frenzied and flailing just flit off my tongue,
leaving me feeling fine.

I love to say the word tenacious
it makes my teeth tingle,
while archipelago causes me to gasp with astonishment
at my ability to pronounce it at all.

I can’t go past the word ganglion
without getting goose bumps,
and I adore the words ultimatum, ulterior and ultramarine,
although I’d need a dictionary to understand them.

But it really doesn’t matter what they mean:
I simply love words!




32 thoughts on “I Love Words

  1. Hi Kristin
    I loved how nice and humourous this poem is. I liked how you said that is doesn’t matter what the words mean, I just love words. I also love words. My favourite word has to be Pseudoachondroplasia, as it baffles people when I say it!! What is your favourite word??

  2. Hi Kristen
    I liked that poem of yours because it had words that I had no idea existed.Also the words were very hard to say.

      • Hi Kristin,
        yes I read lots of your poems. But my school library doesn’t have any of your poetry books. And my school is called Trinity Gardens Primary School.

  3. Hi Kristin
    I love words. I cant imagine a world without words. Can you? I sometimes have to look in a google dictionary to pronounce some words and I still cant pronounce some words.Aquamarine is a great color.

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