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

 

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

Zedd
Explicitly exciting, thrilling or breathtaking.
stimulating
interesting
provocative
stimulative
No, never capricious, whimsical or fickle.
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— Shannon Howard
Yoda
Tortoises: Master, what will come of me?

A testudo, you were!
An escargot, you have been!
A gopher, you are!
A spur, you will continually be!

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— Edith Fletcher
Xenia Epigram
To tortoises I offer this thanks,
     when needing something like gophers
When writing poetry and drawing blanks,
     I often settle using loiterers

I have been seaching ever more,
     hoping again to sing your praise.
For words, I very much adore,
     lacking me in several ways.
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— Curtis Foster
Unitoum
Tortoises

Bloomer
guarded
flower
measured

guarded
empty
measured
hectic

empty
cheapen
hectic
deaden

cheapen
flower
deaden
bloomer.
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— Diana Ros
Tanaka
Set of bookshelves
large indefinite amount
water displacement
A large number or amount,
large indefinite amount.

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— Philip Innocent
Rondelet
Tortoises

Allied nations,
geological formation.
Allied nations,
establishments or foundations.
Table of organization,
transaction consolidation.
Allied nations.

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— Ruby Leopold
Quinzaine
Tortoises

Tortoises are many turtles.
Can you believe it?
What are they?

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— Julia Leith
Pi (π)
May I give a meter, committed so beings might see
Terse defining allusions, perhaps nurturing, and oh yet divulged free?
Turtle or stores feel all too manifest. But is paddles?
Tortoises, doves? - or capsizes, tortoise? Darn! I deserted saddles!
I ponder terrapins and sometimes chelonian, but rightly ought I
- throw concepts so - allusions written with equations spry?
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— Phillip Red
Octosyllable
Really effete and fluent.
But also complete and prudent.
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— Marilyn Silver
Nonet
chains put around a prisoners neck
special component clips for tubes
central pair of incisors
top or bottom header
accumulations
accelerates
fastenings
buckles
sets
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— Billy Justice
Mirror Cinquain
tortoises
needless, stimulative
provoking, exasperating, agitating
old border chiefs with an empty larder
incentives
piles
bottles of wine arranged horizontally in layers
ricking, accumulating, piling
generous, liberal
stacks
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— Judy Vaughan
Limerick
There was a young girl from Matchin,
She needed a word for dauphin.
      Like trouser tortoise?
      No, it's porpoise!
That literate gal from Matchin.
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— Kelleigh Valentine
Kural
Gopher, snail, testudo, lingerer
Buggy's haywire crackers

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— Benjamin Harding
Haiku (terse)
Perfidiousness
artificialities
insincerities

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— Arthur Hardy
Haiku (3-word)
Infuriating
valetudinarian
operatives

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— Diane Benson
Haiku (modern)
Old, rough, mild and gross,
zany, wacky, and vulgar,
hippopotamus.

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— Justin Tate
Gnomic
A translation, rendition or interpretation.
An elucidation, clarification or explanation.

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— Marie Lambert
Fib (Fibonacci)
The
bats
gopher
protection
a toe or finger

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— Amanda Harvey
Diamante
Tortoises
prompt, persuasive
urging, poking, abetting
nettles, instigation ..... gentles, moderates
appeasing, relaxing, abating
dainty, cultured
calms
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— Carol Grant
Cinquain - Phrasal
tortoises
lawn tennis
in easy circumstances
being alone or unattended
badminton

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— Kenneth Cole
Cinquain - Expressional
tortoises
and ridges
on both sides
with the sharp points.
inter-stimulus!

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— Sharon Mason
Acrostic - Prefix
 Torpid
old
ripe
threadbare
overripe
indolent
significant
effete
soft
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— Plato Wilson
Acrostic - Diagonal
Turtles
Gophers
Jars
Loiterers
Chelonians
Salaries
Matures
Overripe
Dickheads
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— Barbara Ward

Source: Eve, with graph theoretic pseudonyms.