Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ed's list of words for Real Toads

love song to the senses

do I love mountains
more than rivers?
Richard Schear photo, Costa Rica, 2007
the crash
as the waterfall
into the gorge?
the strength
of the ocean?
the murmur
of streams?
the bay in
the moonlight?
jungle ponds?
the moon?
the stars?
which do I love more?
I know not.
how can I choose
just one to murmur
my love songs to?
give me
all nature
to soothe
my senses
and I will love
each part of it alike.

At the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads today, poet Ed Pilolla has given us a list of words from which we can choose one or more for use in a poem. Not one to enjoy the constraints of rhyme pattern, word count, poetic or syllabic style, Ed has left those matters to us, and provided a list of his favourite words, most of which are also favourites of mine. Thanks, Ed!
Here's Ed's list. I didn't use all his words, but I didn't miss many, either.
River Ocean Love Moon Stars Strength Stream Crash Waterfall Splash Break Flow Murmur Trenches Gorges Downhill Lakes Mountaintops Bay Jungle Ponds


Hannah said...

I love the questions you poise and then in the closing your answer. Beautiful writing, Kay!

Susan said...

Not the settling down type, I see! At least not in metaphor.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh Kay, you know how much your words resonate with me. So beautiful.

kaykuala said...

Great response, Kay!


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I'll second Sherry's comment!! YAM xx

hedgewitch said...

Nature--te first and last love of my life. This is lovely, Kay. I hope you are feeling better.

Helen said...

Dear Kay .... give me all nature to soothe my senses is the appropriate response to your probing questions.

Margaret said...

…and I will love each part.

Very nice. Did you ever do any posts on Costa Rica? A pen pal of my daughters (and mine) (Skype - Facebook, etc :) for three years now I think - well, she lives in Casta Rica. I am planning a blog challenge soon on this area and looking up its poets, etc. I'd love to know the links if you did so I could read them. :)

Sumana Roy said...

this is absolutely beautiful.....

Vandana Sharma said...

In love with nature:)

Anonymous said...

Kay, I love how you illuminated the many faces of water but did not choose sides. Loving them all is the best compromise, and that was a very satisfying end to this poem. Brill! Amy

Kerry O'Connor said...

It IS hard to choose between a mountain and a river for the one that moves the soul the most!

Weekend-Windup said...

I love both, Mountains and River :)

Anonymous said...

they're really all one body of water anyways, so I'm going to cheat and say by loving one, we love the other as well :)

Susie Clevenger said...

It is hard to choose one of nature's glories over another..your questioning brought the perfection answer.

Ella said...

I love your poem and I too could never pick~ Ahhh, nature soothes~
Nicely done Kay <3

Other Mary said...

Excellent conclusion Kay! Oh, and I got you email with the pushme-pullyou! That's great; thanks for sending it!