Rhymes with Fascinating
Aggravating, calculating, carbon dating,
maid-in-waiting, nauseating, open dating,
operating, penetrating, suffocating, titillating.
Source: Merriam-Webster Online. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascinating Website accessed 12.15.12.
I am seeing poems all over these days. (Uh, oh.) Last week it was in a nonfiction YA book; today the poetry comes via the Merriam-Webster online dictionary entry on the word "fascinating." I cracked up when I read the above. It struck me as a delightfully weird collection of rhyming words. If someone were writing a poem, would she really like to rhyme "fascinating" with "carbon dating"?
So, of course, I had to try my hand at it.
Rhymes with Fascinating II
Overrating, understating, mammal mating,
Silver plating, shark baiting, beagle crating,
Syncopating, procrastinating, cheese grating,
Enervating, table waiting, double dating,
Seven eighting, railroad freighting, irritating.
Other children's book bloggers are also talking about poetry on Friday. (I am posting a little early). See the Poetry Friday roundup tomorrow at Kate Coombs' blog, Book Aunt.
And go ahead. Take a shot at your own "Rhymes With Fascinating" in the comments.