The Metaphorical Orchestra
The challenge: Write a poem, but try writing a line that sounds like an explosion, but does not describe an explosion; like a train, but does not mention a train; like a crying baby, but without the baby; like a storm, not about a storm; like tapping fingernails – but, look Ma, no hands.
Clapping symbols crash, reverberating
Blaring trumpets blast, illuminating
Stringéd viols scream, suffering
Banded drumbeats boom, thundering
The metronome beats in time, measuring