Ages & Stages

I.
Cape-trailing
Sword-waving
Ringlets-tangling
Tree-climbing
Looneytune-giggling
Seedling-sprouting.
II.
Dream-catching
Rule-breaking
Sulky-sainted
Service-leading
Character-swapping
Sapling-straining.
III.
Hawkmachine-mender
Justice-defender
Marching-master
Family-protector
Childhood-warrior
Adult-rooting.

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Day 20 NaPoWriMo: The prompt instructed folks to write a kenning poem, described in ForwardPoetry as a “two word phrase describing an object often using a metaphor” and by NPWM as a “riddle made up of several lines of kennings to describe something or someone.” What’s that, you say? Weeeellll . . . Wikipedia has a bit more for your edification: “A kenning (Old Norse kenning [cʰɛnːiŋɡ], Modern Icelandic [cʰɛnːiŋk]) is a circumlocution (an ambiguous or roundabout figure of speech) used instead of an ordinary noun in Old Norse, Old English and later Icelandic poetry. I was totally enchanted by the idea, and totally clueless how to begin. So, I started with something from an earlier prompt and continue on from there . . . I think it worked okay.
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