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Abditory Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormFormCategories  
The Confessions of a Cryptomnesiac Suzette Richards Prose Prose abditory, humor, humorous, language, literature,
Understory Diana Bosa Choka Choka abditory, beauty, blessing, green, home,
blank page Jo Bien Free verse Free verse abditory, introspection, lost lovewrite, write,
dancing with a shadow Jo Bien Verse Verse abditory, passion

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Abditory Poem Example

The Confessions of a Cryptomnesiac


Many cannot abide aureate prose, a floccinaucinihilipilification and verbose –  
pure mental dross! 
I favour a rare word that sums it up to a T, many of which I’ve come across serendipitously –
pure mental floss! 
A cryptomnesiac, I steal with my eyes anything that I read – 
as long as it contains an unusual word, I readily concede.

Writing is a solitary pursuit: 
My ecdemomania complements my agro mania. Being a solivagant nemophilist, I enjoy the psithurism and the orphic susurrus. To top it all, I’m a ceraunophile, and relish the petrichor reminiscent of the sillage left by a loved one. While clinomaniacs are welcome to their beds, you will find this pluviophile at her abditory in the copse near her house admiring the avian life – insouciant. Often overcome by a bout of tarantism, I balter like a latter-day Titania in the ‘advesperascit’ light.
Short and sweet!
Or, simply put: 
My abnormal compulsion for wandering and travelling complements my intense desire to be in open spaces. Being a lone wanderer who loves the forest, its beauty and solitude, I enjoy the sound of wind through the trees, and the mysterious and entrancing low, soft sound of rustling, like that of a whisper. To top it all, I love lightning and thunder and relish the smell in the air after a thunderstorm, reminiscent of the trace of perfume in the air left by a loved one. While those who have an excessive desire to stay in bed are welcome to their beds, you will find this lover of rain at her hiding place in the copse near her house admiring the bird life, free from worry, concern or anxiety. Often overcome by a bout of an uncontrollable urge to dance, I dance gracelessly, but with great enjoyment like a latter-day Titania at twilight.
My friends reckon that my logolepsy was triggered by the eutony of words, and it is now bordering onto graphomania. That is: My friends reckon that my obsession with words was triggered by the pleasantness of the sound found in words, and it is now bordering on an obsession with writing.


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aureate: pertaining to the fancy or flowery words used by poets; colour of gold or covered in gold/gilded (from:- Au – atomic symbol for gold)
floccinaucinihilipilification (n. Or v. – the 2nd longest word in the English dictionary): the act of deciding that something is useless/worthless
serendipitously: From the root word ‘serendipity’, meaning finding something (good) without actually looking for it 
advesperascit: Latin v. the approaching dark 









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