November 2014


Blessed November sun,

warming my face.

Behind me,

a hummingbird,

like a sprung bowstring,

emerald-green,

but more precious, alive.

Merriam-Webster says:

1:  the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (as buzz, hiss)

2:  the use of words whose sound suggests the sense

Dictionary.com says:
noun
1.    the formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.
2.   a word so formed.
3.   the use of imitative and naturally suggestive words for rhetorical, dramatic, or poetic effect.
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Yeah.
Like that.

bad poetry, inspired by nothing much at all, seldom worked on, never toiled over, half-baked, poorly executed, unscholarly; lacking a certain je ne sais quoi, repetitious and charmless

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inconsequential

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mercifully brief

Note:   I thought I was really onto something here. I’d just gotten a new smartphone for the first time and the vocabulary suggestions as I was typing were a huge, fun goof:

Tripmaster Johnny Jones’ bogus bongo beat’s surprising horizon suggesting listless meandering – yet its endlessly entertaining inanities reigning wholesale against a glinted stunted confounded floundering expectation – excepting accepted neglected suspected audience rumblings and perambulations. Holy skies! the likes of god’s own visage.