Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Olalaberry Lonesome

Last night I picked up "Ordinary Genius," a book on poetry by Kim Addonizio,  It's been on my bookshelf for a long time, but shortly after I opened it, I realized I was famished … starving … hungry … no more like … lonesome for words.  One word … olalaberry … broke open the memory of that sweet tickle of words on my tongue and in my mind.  Suddenly I longed for words ... ambergris ... aardvark ... adenoids ...alchemy ... antediluvian ...anthropomorphic … annihilate ….  Words like lost lovers began to call to me … come play with me … .


Kim suggested an exercise of making a list of our 50 favorite words and later making a poem from them … so here's the start of my list … please share some of your favorite words … let's feed each other … let's make it a game … I'll start with five and you can add five but they must be different than mine or any others added here.  I've decided to start with 5 "j" words … you might limit yours to one letter also … or just play ... gambol ... romp ... cavort ... revel ... frolic ... fiddle ... trifle ... have fun!

The start of my list:
joy
juxtaposition
jubilation
justice
jump

7 comments:

  1. like the idea... have fun with it.. I am back to the studio. "Delicious Fig" was juried into the Madera Ag. art show... yeah,, might be one of my favorite words right now!

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  2. seize
    surprise
    spirit
    simply
    stars

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  3. Maureen ... I should have known you would write a 5-word poem. Beautiful!

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  4. love
    joy
    peace
    soul
    soulful
    bliss

    okay so I didn't quite follow directions.... :)

    this is a great exercise. I will try it... properly :)

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  5. serendipity
    melody (or melodious)
    persnickety
    intuitive (or intuitively)
    whiskers

    How I came up with this list, I'm not quite sure. I'm working on the poem! It has something to do with a cat.

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  6. frolic, fly, funky, fun, friend...
    xo

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  7. I love this growing list ... thanks for playing!

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