Last week, De Jackson asked everyone commenting on her Real Toads interview to share their favourite word, and suggested we use a list of all those words as inspiration for poetry.
Here's the list De collected, posted by Kerry as a challenge today at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, followed by my composition containing as many of the words as I could fit in.
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
by Kay Davies, December, 2012
the serendipitous synchronicity
of the ubiquitous orangey linoleum
in the magical gypsy caravan
made Hope lose her voice
then as Mariposa
the periwinkle butterfly
landed with one paw on the briar
she had found the chthonic idea
of sacred slumber
and endless patience
in the indigo