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.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Get Listed for October

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.


The List:

Illumination / nation
Grim / grin
Pair / despair
Naught / naughty
Ever / every
Thrift / rift
Wonder / wander
Pander / ponder

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As always, thanks for participating.

M ~



6 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Having been to the Namib desert twice, I could not pass this challenge up. Thanks, M.

brudberg said...

I love the wordpairs you had chosen.. I tried to mix in a few other pairs as well to keep the rhyme there in my own fashion.. happy Friday.

Margaret said...

Thank you. I think I always start a challenge with "I don't think I can do this... " and somehow I write something I never would have otherwise written. So, thank you.

Outlawyer said...

Hey M--sorry to be so late--Hope all well. Kerry--so cool to go to Namib Desert! k.

humbird said...

Thanks for inspiration, Michael. Nice pairing.

Hannah said...

Great pairs to ponder, thank you, for the challenge, M...I paired this with Kerry's micro challenge and linked there as well. :)