Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

An Ink-Stained Word List

with De Jackson
Those who read Izy Gruye's interview of De Jackson last week will know that she threw out a challenge to all commentators to share their favourite word, and suggested we use the list of words as inspiration for poetry. Well, we love a challenge at Real Toads. Here follows "the list" of 30 words. Remember that a poem can be built around a single word, but you are free to use as many as you need to express your creative ideas.

linoleum
ubiquitous
serendipity
synchronicity
voice
rejoice
silence
gypsy
slumber
endless
peace
butterfly
indigo
paw
alabaster
bedazzled
idea
magical
patience
hope
sacred
ejaculation
periwinkle
orangey
mariposa
briar
shingadoogie
snicklefritz
horsefeathers

Bonus word: chthonic

If I left any out or there were others from the comments you would like to include, please add them in at will.

18 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

I scheduled this for midnight, and it went ahead and published, even though it is dated for tomorrow. Sorry that OLM has been pushed to second place on the Home page, but we're still there for today!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Great challenge, with lots of scope!!!!! Love it.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Tim, I deleted your link from this challenge. Sorry about the confusion.

Ella said...

oooh, so fun!

Kay L. Davies said...

Aha, that's why Sherry and I are first with the word list, we both missed Open Link Monday due to being in distant Western Canadian time zones.
Well, it's nice to be first for something, eh, Sherry?
K

Hannah said...

Loved playing with this list!! Thank you everyone! :)

hedgewitch said...

What a great idea--I am so not writing at the moment, but I've copied the list and who knows--maybe something magically serendipitous will ejaculate itself from the slumbering cthonic briars of my butterfly brain. I'd really like to see 'shingadoogie' in a poem. ;_)

Heaven said...

This was such fun ~

Mine will up tomorrow morning as scheduled..he..he...

Happy week ~

Susan said...

My eyes played this trick and then I nearly added a tarot reading with many swords, but stuck to the list instead. Thanks Izzy, Kerry and De for the collaborations that brought this list to us. Very fine.

Marian said...

whooo, fun!

Mary said...

I shared mine written between yesterday and today. Was thinking deeply!

Mary said...

Would someone who uses "Word Press" and has been commented on by "Cloud Factor" be willing to tell him to check his 'spam.' My comments end up there, but as he has no email address I am not able to communicate with him. This often happens to me...I will also put a note on the sidebar if he checks back.

Margaret said...

Surprisingly I really enjoyed this "favorite's word list". I NEVER would have written this poem without it. I think we should do this again :)

wordcoaster said...

Love to see other people's favorite words. I love the mix here, from words with special meanings to words that are fun to say. :)

Susie Clevenger said...

I had fun with this...I went for dreamy, nonsensical...lol

Marian said...

i agree with Margaret, let's have more word list prompts! i'll volunteer if nobody else wants to do it. words! words! words!

De said...

Yay! Just getting over here to retrieve the list after a busy day. Fantastic fodder for tomorrow morning's poem! Will also get around to read everybody's when I can. Thanks so much for playing! :)

de
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De said...

Finally got mine up, and heading out to read a few now. I lovedyloveloveLOVE word lists, and am so excited to see so many great poets playing! :)