There goes running Allegra out the front door
Her mother yells ~
“Close that door! Were you raised in a barn?”
Laughing Allegra yells back ~
Not in a barn
Not on a farm
Who gives a darn!
Not even for a song
Not even for a yarn
I say ~
No harm
No foul!


Writing prompt by dVerse Poetics~

My morning’s writing for dVerse Poetics prompt using idioms in a fun and different way!

Catachresis originally come from greek (κατάχρησις) and means abuse. When used as a literary device, we misuse the language for literary effect. For instance when E.E. Cummings writes:

the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses  ~  nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands

Cummings uses the illogical connection between voice and eyes and between the hands and rain.