Toto Poetry
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toto, adj. (Latin) altogether, complete, universal.
poetry, n. (English) metrical composition.

 

Poetic Definitions: idle
Poetic Form
Didactic "Graph Theoretic Poems"  

Zedd
Redundantly inactive, inert, dormant, passive or inoperative.
fallow
hollow
lifeless
baseless
unwarrantable
insupportable
But never active, energetic, astir, radioactive or operative.
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— Tracy Ridley
Yoda
Idle: Master, can I change?

Active, before this poem you never were!
Inactive, you have been!
Busy, you are not!
Lazy, you will permanently be!

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— Florence Reagan
Xenia Epigram
Please take from me this page,
     focussing on the term idle
Used by many a linguist sage,
     seeking a term for dawdle

Just wait a bit and you may find,
     better than any an anagram,
when coders have more time,
     a much better fitting epigram.
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— Stanley Ash
Waka
Just like the tactics,
they're indolently lazy.
Neither fierce nor brisk!
Not in action or at work,
Being free, leisured or loose.

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— Gladys Carlisle
Verse (modern)
Idle

Idle rhymes with tweedle, this didactic poem claims, but as rhyming verse, there is nothing more inane.
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— Diana Sinclair
Unitoum
Idle

Revery
organized
phantasy
amplified

organized
indolent
amplified
frivolous

indolent
motivate
frivolous
stimulate

motivate
phantasy
stimulate
revery.
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— Paula Hartley
Tanaka
Not electrified
to take evasive action
leave blank or vacant
An album by Daylight Dies.
unerringly accurate.

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— Alan Delaney
Sonnet (meta-poetry)
Idle

Can idle thoughts, my words, then grate, and grind?
For what you type in my website as shown
So I will bore you now, just wait and find
A phrase, a word, a blurb, it’s clear I’m thrown.

A graph and edge and node and scores are free
For just that phrase, a poem is a bore
The valence type gives just intensity
My coding spews it forth and makes you snore.

But no! Don't ask me now for verse on this
Perhaps one day my verse will smell of rose
It’s hard inventing it, for I will miss
This early version here my scripts expose.

Computer crafted prose, it never stops,
My network graph is vast! It burns and pops!
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— Julia Vaughan
Rondelet
Idle

Simple minded,
negative acceleration.
Simple minded,
not dense, close, compact, or crowded.
To lose all sense of proportion,
inaccurate information.
Simple minded.

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— Bonnie Bentley
Quinzaine
Idle

Can be rarely in poems.
Are they inactive?
It is true?

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— Wanda Giles
Pi (π)
Can I pass a metre, furnished so people might see
Terse exalting summaries, briefly informing, and oh but imparted free?
Otiose or vacant look all too manifest. But is unbound?
Fruitless, idler? - or indolent, slothful? Oops! I deserted unsound!
I reason shiftless and similarly frivolous, but frankly ought I
- paste concepts so - summaries drafted with computers spry?
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— Denise Stafford
Octosyllable
Really lifeless and feckless.
But also wifeless and reckless.
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— Fred Humphrey
Nonet
product of the first distillation
being unemployed or jobless
performance on production
to keep oneself amused
lackadaisical
unoccupied
indolent
lazy
dull
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— Harry Whitaker
Mirror Cinquain
idle
lazy, indolent
dawdling, wandering, lolling
not called into active service
sluggard
vagabond
a header, nutter, beaner, topper or lifer
skulking, dawdling, lurking
idle, shiftless
loafer
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— Adam Hammond
Limerick
There was a young man from Edler,
He wanted a word for idler.
      He thought maybe dunes,
      Or lazybones!
That literate lad from Edler.
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— Nicole Moss
Kural
Moon, loaf, inactivity, swig
Escapism's indolent tactics

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— Bruce Ramsey
Haiku (terse)
Lackadaisical
unsubstantiality
inoperative

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— Ryan Lawson
Haiku (3-word)
Repudiating
supererogatory
inactivity

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— Justin Harvey
Haiku (modern)
Slack, vain, free and loose,
lazy liabilities,
inoperative!

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— Klaus Lucas
Gnomic
Being vain, futile or useless.
Being unemployed, jobless or workless.
Being unfounded, groundless or baseless.
Being negligent, careless or heedless.
Being unlucky, luckless or hapless.

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— Henry Franklin
Fib (Fibonacci)
So
vain
vacant
frivolous
unprofitable
being unemployed or jobless

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— Dennis Riley
Diamante
Idle
tiny, petty
dawdling, sauntering, hesitating
loiter, trifle ..... apprehension, confiscation
attaching, assuming, affecting
erratic, unpredictable
busy
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— Shirley Mason
Cinquain - Phrasal
idle
stand still
unoccupied with business
being nugatory or worthless
inactive

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— Helen Jordan
Cinquain - Expressional
idle
and lazy
waste of time
to build free games.
groundless!

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— Sharon Freeman
Butterfly Cinquain
empty
without content
having nothing inside
destitute of solid matter
hollow
holding or containing nothing
of no significance
without eating
discharge
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— Havel Hamilton
Acrostic - Prefix
 Indolent
dead
lazy
empty
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— Linda Harris
Acrostic - Diagonal
Inactive
Odd
Dally
Laze
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— Jennifer Allen
Acrostic - Suffix
Ennui
Disengaged
Slothful
Laze
 
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— Dorothy Henderson

Source: Eve, with graph theoretic pseudonyms.