|from National Geographic - Camel Thorn Trees, Namibia, photo by Frans Lanting|
Space has taken up residence where Muse used to pose, so I'm left to compare words: does this one taste like pebble? Because it's said, when in the desert without water, suck on a pebble to soothe your thirst.
Most taste only of sand.
So back to comparing: bumping down the street these seemingly unrelated words have been popping into mind, staying only long enough to leave an impression.
The challenge for this month's Get Listed is to use at least 2 *sets* of words in a new poem. Please, no mixing and matching - when you choose one of the pair, use the other as well.
As a reminder: write your poem and post it to your blog; link that *specific* pen to Mr. Linky below; then return to the garden to visit and comment on your fellow poets' contributions - the link will remain open.
Illumination / nation
Grim / grin
Pair / despair
Naught / naughty
Ever / every
Thrift / rift
Wonder / wander
Pander / ponder
As always, thanks for participating.
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.