Shell Hunting

Author’s Note: This is a form of poetry that, to the best of my knowledge, I invented. I call them Scramble Poems. Full rules are below, but basically, every word can be made only of the letters in the title of the poem.

Lush hills

Suni inlet

Lithe gulls

Sing n lunge

Hustle n hunt

Sun hung high

Shells glint n shine

Sigh et the sight

Hunt til sun set

Then she n I

Sit snug in the hut

Til night gentli tugs

Scramble Poem rules:

-Make a poem using only the letters in the title of the poem. (Add a parenthetical subtitle — which does not count toward the available letters –to describe the topic more fully, if desired.)

You may use each letter only as many times as it appears in the title for each new word made.

-Create full words wherever possible, but phonemes, word parts, and faux words can be used when necessary, as long as they add meaning (i.e. “n” for “and”, “ar” for “are”, etc.)

–You can use punctuation in any way that adds meaning to the poem (i.e., using the bar over a vowel to make the sound long, so “ēt” is pronounced “eat”, for example)

–Half the fun for me is finding the words within the words myself (in fact the original concept for this came while playing the word scramble game app WordScapes). But, if needed, a good site to find words in words is:

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