“Yawp” is one of those old words that does not come up in everyday conversation. It means “to cry out” in a loud voice, and is akin to the more modern word “yelp.” Walt Whitman used the word in his poem Song of Myself:
“I too am not a bit tamed—I too am untranslatable;
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.” (Verse 52)
Sometimes we all need to act a little untamed so that our true selves can burst forth with a mighty “yawp!” When we break through creativity happens.
This “crying out” is illustrated in my favorite scene in one of my favorite movies