Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Fun Day - Crambo aka Bouts Rimés - Heart

Bouts Rimés means "rhymed ends" in French and is a game or challenge where one person (me) makes a list of rhymed words and others (you) write the lines that end with those rhymes, in the same order in which they were given. It was known as Crambo in English and was quite popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Will you help me bring back this hip historical habit?


  1. Here is my attempt to figure out what this photo wanted me to say about it. :P

    That hidden heart
    The pages made
    Was a proud part
    Of the tree's shade -
    My eyes did read,
    And ears heard the brook,
    But I felt further need
    For love from my book.

  2. I've buried my heart
    To be one with the world from which it was made
    The same, not a part
    The truths lie in the shadows of the shade
    With my heart in the ground, I'm givin' the world a calm read
    Impressed by what the people will brook
    Just feed 'em with what they want, and charge 'em for what they need
    I can barely believe what I see, but maybe they'll buy my rhyme once I fill a book-

    1. Love it. Thanks for playing. :-)

    2. Love it. Thanks for playing. :-)

  3. When I need to mend my heart,
    from each anguish newly made.
    A tranquil place will play a part,
    so I have to seek the shade.

    Resting as I start to read,
    under a tree and by the brook.
    Imaginations all I need,
    imagination and a book.

    1. Wow! This may be my favorite crambo poem you have written so far. You've captured the love of reading well!! :)

    2. Really? Wow, why thank you. Now I just need to think of a name for this poem.

    3. I think you have some more sophisticated stuff elsewhere, but this is a great Crambo response. You captured the image, the love for reading, and used all the rhymes properly. I think it is a great poem for young kids magazine and/or adults like me who are young at heart.

      A title, hmmmm... Healing World? Healing Space? Healing Read? Just spit balling for ya... :P

      (btw, you need an apostrophe in the seventh line... imagination's or imagination is...)

    4. That's the problem with typing out a quick reply. I sometimes forget to edit. Maybe I can pay you to do that?
      Seriously though, thanks again.

  4. [with a country twang]
    This broken heart
    that your love made.
    Just fell apart
    in broken shade.
    Your thoughts I read
    down by the brook.
    Are what I need
    to write a book.

    (okay I cheated with apart)

    This was fun.

    1. I like it! And, I totally wanted to use apart when I wrote my poem. That's what I get for planning the game with rhymes for which I have no lines in my head. :P

      I hope you will come back to play again. We play every Friday. :)

  5. import the heart
    with blood yet unmade
    and pry to depart
    the unlighted shade
    delight in your read
    by crook and near brook
    please take what you need
    but leave me this book!

    1. Very nicely rhymed! Thanks for playing. :-)


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...