Wednesday, July 24, 2013

M's list: mix it up in the Imaginary Garden

By Kay Davies, July, 2013

tender fury
growls shrilly
typical aunt
curious still
perching on the surface
shaking blue grit
from a slice of root
while urge-factor
wends apace

The words provided by M (aka Grapeling) for today's prompt at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads were: propel fury tender curious surface growl pace shrill aunt slice grit blue factor shake perch root still wend urge typical

We were urged to "avoid punctuation, to cross up usage, using verbs as nouns,  for example, rather than using adjectives (oops), to try not to sound contrived or forced despite the fact that poetry is specifically contrived to contravene 'normal' speech."
I hope I have mixed it up sufficiently. I admit I made slight changes to some of the words: shrilly, apace, shaking, etc.


Kerry O'Connor said...

tender fury is an excellent oxymoron. I like the combinations of words you have used here, Kay.

Heaven said...

I like the word pairing Kay ~ She doesn't sound though like a typical aunt ~

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wow, you certainly zinged those words with this one, Kay. Awesome! Love the "typical aunt" "perching on the surface"!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Now that's a challenge proper - well met m'dear!

grapeling said...

I very much like this piece, Kay! Thank you for sharing. I like how you've so deftly connected the disparate list into a coherent and compact whole. ~ M

Phil said...

This is all too clever for me Kay. I'll send the Knott End ferry over for you to explain it to me.

kaykuala said...

Have to invoke the cliche here, 'short and sweet'. You make it appear so easy! Nicely Kay!


Hannah said...

I love the blue grit shaken from root...feels like a spell, that part!! Nicely done, Kay!

Sam Edge said...

You rocked that rod list Kay great work

Susie Clevenger said...

You rocked the challenge.."tender fury
growls shrilly" Love that!

hedgewitch said...

Great job with the prompt, Kay, and 'shaking up' the word usuage. And Auntie Mame as your take off place brought back some memories.

Other Mary said...

"...growls shrilly
typical aunt
curious still"

Oh, without the punctuation there are several ways to read this, each more fun than the other! Good one Kay!

LaTonya Baldwin said...

Ah, glad I came here after. We share a pairing. Each offering a different take. Drawn to your "Shaking blue grit." I'm blue collar girl so you can imagine where this line took me. Enjoyed.