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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Helen's list, I haven't missed many

from Wikimedia Commons

it’s time for graduation
such a celebration!
and I want to look my very best
so I made a reservation
at the osmosis station
to get rid of imperfection
and flaws in my complexion
to saturate my skin so I’ll be blessed
with transparent beauty
because it is my duty
to recite a monologue to all the staff
who will then see me soar
with whimsy, truth and more
to conserve the best of wheat from chaff
they will all observe
that I certainly deserve
scholarships and riverbeds of cash
Kay Davies, June 19, 2013

Today at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, we have been presented with a list of words compiled by Oregon poet Helen Dehner of the blog Poetry Matters and asked to write a poem using at least three of the words, or more, if we like.
If you've ever seen a photo of me, you'll know I definitely belong to the More is Better school of thought.

"Bouffant"
from Wikimedia Commons
Helen's list follows. I couldn't use all the words, but I used several. I wanted to mention "bouffant hairdo" and "heirloom clutch bag" and "happenstance" (what a lovely word) but it just didn't happen.

Bouffant
Celebrate
Clutch
Conserve
Deserve
Freeze
Happenstance
Heirloom
Imperfection
Monologue
Observe
"Punk"
from Wikimedia Commons
Oodles
Osmosis 
Preserve
Punk
Reserve
Riverbed
Saturate
Singe
Soar
Transfuse
Transparent
Whimsy


14 comments:

Marian said...

i wanted to use "happenstance," too. maybe we should challenge one another to use it in some other thing. :)

Helen said...

Kay ... this is perfect!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Oh what a giggle - loved this! Happenstance I am online with "Aitch" and have read aloud this very fun ditty - so it has crossed the airwaves to the UK!!! YAM xx

Mama Zen said...

You did a great job with this, Kay!

Susie Clevenger said...

Love it..Where is that osmosis station? I could use it. :)

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Great use of so many words! Hope you get that scholarship and riverbed of cash!

kaykuala said...

Great take Kay! It's smooth and powerful throughout!

Hank

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wowzers! Way to sling 'em, kiddo. You did a brilliant job! Bouffant was perhaps the one word in the list that did speak to me, being an old gal from the 60's and all!

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Sherry — well, it was the first word that screamed "60s hair" alright, but I couldn't find the appropriate photo of me as a 60s hairdo wearer.
K

Kerry O'Connor said...

You have done a stunning job with the words, Kay, and told a story with humour and humanity.

Daryl said...

brava! and i love the word 'happenstance'

Sam Edge said...

Wow that was great Kay. Great use of the words .

Maggie Grace said...

Wow! Yes, you did and so concisely...and wonderfully!

juzta mum said...

Aww loved it Kay!!