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Friday, April 13, 2012

A Word with Laurie: Effervescence

Happy Friday the 13th lucky toads! Yes, you heard me right- lucky. I am not going to prompt you to write anything superstitious or unlucky about this day because to me it's a very special day. My youngest was born on a Friday the 13th (in June). I want to celebrate with bubbles! But as you'll see later, I'm still incorporating some aspect of the date.

L. Kolp~ Galveston, TX

The other day on my FB page, I posted the picture above hoping to inspire some of you. I asked for word suggestions for this post. I received some wonderful ideas such as bliss, serenity, patience, cleave; but I decided to go with a version of runaway sentence Marian Kent’s word, effervescent: the 13-letter effervescence.

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 TheFreeDictionary's definition of the word-

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effervescence - the process of bubbling as gas escapes
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
the property of giving off bubbles
gaseousness - having the consistency of a gas



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Examples:


The wake of a boat, the start or end of a journey...

Photo- P. Kolp

Photo- P. Kolp

champagne (it's party time)...


or Alka-Seltzer, Air-Borne to cure those morning after ills.

Photo- L. Kolp


If you can't think of anything, then bubbles will be okay...

Photo L. Kolp

and bubblegum, too.


 Choose which definition you wish to use. You can select any of these pictures to inspire you, or think of your own meaning of effervescence. Then write away.

BUT wait, there's a catch... a bonus you might say. How about writing a 13-line poem? I know you can do it! Good luck.

After you have linked your poem, please take the time to visit the other poets.

Sidenote: I am travelling to Austin this weekend with my daughter. It's a school function and we're scheduled to leave by 8:00 a.m. With that being said, I will do my best to visit all of you... it may not be until late Sunday, though.



18 comments:

Laurie Kolp said...

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Love this prompt! Thanks for not coaching us to write about superstitions and such; they're so silly and completely contradict what God says! 8-) Have you ever taken a look at my other blog, by the way? I linked to it in this comment. Thought you might like to take a look at life here in rural NC and at some of my artwork and miniatures. I have several different pages listed under the blog header. Have a great time in Austin, Laurie. I know it's a nifty, artsy city!

Cad said...

13 lines, eh? What a challenge - I may take you up on that...

Cad said...

And no sooner said than done...

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks for another awesome prompt, Laurie.

Hannah said...

Your natural happiness bubbles forth from this prompt, Laurie! Thank you, so much for the effervescing challenge! Smiles and a good trip to you!

Marian said...

yay! good one!

Margaret said...

I hope I succeeded with this prompt... Thanks for hosting, Laurie, and making me THINK! :)

Daydreamertoo said...

Great prompt Laurie, thanks. Enjoy your weekend.

Kerry O'Connor said...

More about the dead woman.

Herotomost said...

Damn...I post3ed and then saw the 13 line thing...we'll make the title my thirteenth line...Ok...Ok,deal. Thanks Laurie..cool prompt.

Anonymous said...

I whipped up a little haiku for you. Sorry, I didn't have 13 lines in me this time.

But today is my wedding anniversary, Friday the 13th. Maybe that will make you happy. :)

Shawna
rosemarymint.wordpress.com

Mystic_Mom said...

Had some fun with this, at almost 3 am. Will stop by and visit everyone's posts this weekend...gotta get some sleep!

Ella said...

I'll be back to see what I have missed! Been down for the count. Allergies in the south took me out for a few days~ Hope everyone is doing well! Intriguing Laurie and always clever :D

turtlememoir said...

I'm in... a little bit grumpy b/c blogger ate my comment, won't let me chat or anything - trying one more time

turtlememoir said...

ah... that's better :)

Mary Ann Potter said...

Whew! Finally wrote the poem. I don't know why this one was such a struggle; I used NC's beautiful, historic Outer Banks for this one.

Mary Mansfield said...

OK, finally got it done. And it's all happy and cheerful...what's up with that? Not my usual fare but not bad.

Great prompt, Laurie!