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.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Words Count With Mama Zen


The number of the day is . . . eight!

Eight.  Eight Mile.  Eight seconds.  Eight Is Enough.  Eight man football.  Eight ball.  Eight track.  Eight.

Eight.  Ate.  8.

Today, we are writing poems incorporating the number eight.  How? Why, anyway you like!  Use the word, the numeral, write eight lines, go concrete; it's up to you.  Just do it in eight words or less.  I'm kidding!  Let's make it . . . eighty.

Have fun!  Ah! Ah! Ah!

22 comments:

Fireblossom said...

I love Words Count!

cosmos cami said...

I love the Count!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Phew! You had me sweating there for a minute, MZ. 8 words...

grapeling said...

well, it's something, anyways. what? I don't know

hedgewitch said...

Thanks, MZ--you gave me an excuse to write another fibonacci. ;_)

Hannah said...

Smiles!! Love the Count, too!! Thank you MZ for the challenge! :)

Hannah said...

Ooo...I wonder who'll be #8!!!? ;)

Marian said...

ME!

grapeling said...

Marian - yes, there's a prick where hope was.

Mama Zen said...

Grapeling, that is freaking priceless!

Marian said...

indeed. or prickless? eek.

grapeling said...

ball-less. (The NSA censored my other replies.)

Susan said...

Mama Zen, your chosen illustration sent me in this direction--8, in eighty! Yay to Marian and the number 8.

Kay L. Davies said...

Well, this was fun. I froze for a second at "Just do it in eight words or less" but breathed again at eighty.
K

Susie Clevenger said...

Love this. My muse of late has had me typing through mud it seems...she makes me work for everything. :)

Debi Swim said...

My mind was a total blank (which I am very much use to) but finally something clicked.
I am enjoying your alls!

Margaret said...

I was very brief tonight...

grapeling said...

because today's other famous number has been covered

Fireblossom said...

...and covered, and covered...

L. Edgar Otto said...

Fireblossom and Margarets Eight Words very good... I dont feel a kiss will give the sealing in me a soul or tell me I am beautiful...Live long enough and the metaphors make new memories and new metaphors... slow connection so this is too much like homework to respond all the time to all of you... eight words, who says we don't like haiku? Well, I liked the song but the video was so contrived. So forgive my contribution today, it is an endless lazy eight.

De said...

Loved this! Thank you!
(Though I was all set to write that 8-word poem for a minute there.) ;)

Outlawyer said...

Hey, MZ. Hope all is well. Words count always a good practice for me. k. (This is manicddaily - I think my iPad will insist on posting from an old blogger id.)