Poetry – Purple Prose

Purple Prose

As alliteration becomes aligned

And metaphor remains undefined,

Purple prose adorns the verbs

With obscure words,

Creating raptures

Within the esoteric meaning

That it captures.

For purple is the colour of kings

With elegance it rings

But with pomp and arrogance it sings.

Purple prose

Can get right up your nose.

Opher 5.4.2019


Being deliberately wordy and grandiose is a pretention that can be very annoying.

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