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Monday Morning Warm-Up

Monday Morning Warm-Up:

What do words mean to you? Write an ode, a haiku, a love letter, to words. Have fun! Remember why you love to write, love to read. Remember why words aren't cheap.

My dearest Words,

I can’t stop thinking about you.

Please forgive me for the times when I have been forced to stand by and watch you abused: “The portfolio is overweighted in energy, which led to its outperformance relative to the index.” My protests fall on deaf ears. Please believe that I have done my best to bring clarity and readability in place of dry droning.

Your myriad meanings fill my days … your tantalizing translations light my way.

Without you … life is silent and dark.

I pursue you ardently, like a lover chasing a fickle fancy. At times I long for your romantic softness, lush and layered. At times I hunger for your hard sharpness, bright and brief.

Don’t hide from me, darling Words! Come to me … run to me. I will paint you a picture using your full pretty palette.

Whisper to me, whimper to me.

Rage to me, rave to me.

I’m not afraid.


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Jan. 30th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
Aren't you supposed to lj-cut x-rated material? ;)
Jan. 31st, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
*voluptuous sigh*
Jan. 30th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
Jan. 31st, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
Fun warm-up! I could have gone on for hours ...
Jan. 30th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
Oh!...very nice!
Jan. 31st, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
Jan. 30th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
Yowza! Is it hot in here? :D

"Ladies and Gentlemen, Beatnik On Words."
(dark stage, spotlight coms on--Beatnik with bongos)

"Words." (bongos fast)
"Long ones." (bongos long time)
"Short ones." (one hit on bongos)
"Words pierce my soul!" (flashing of spotlight, bongos are loud)
"Words like my lover, kiss my cheek." (lightly tapping bongos)
"Words are born from the womb of my mind." (bongos have an easy rhythm, many in audience are snapping fingers)
"Words..." (bongos are rapid, like machine gun)
"KILL!!!!" (bongos hit hard and swift. Over. Spotlight off. Dark stage. Audience hooting, whistling, and of course...snapping.)

Jan. 31st, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)
Kelsey, did you ever see So I Married an Axe Murderer???

I think you would love it.

Your post made me think of it.
Jan. 31st, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
Nope. I know what movie you're talking about, but I never did see it--I may have to now! :D
Jan. 31st, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
It's a dumb title, but a classic.

The first time my sister and I watched it (oh ... 15 years ago?) we were rolling on the floor laughing.
Jan. 31st, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)
Loved your word love-fest. And the first poster made me LOL. Thanks for sharing.

BTW- I read _Cal_ by Bernard MacLeverty(?) last week. Wow. So beautifully crafted. A story that walks that the knife-edge line of being tragic and maintaining sympathy with the character. I couldn't stop reading and had a hard time turning each page. It was up there with one of the saddest books I've read, but I'd like to read it again, study it.
And I had to make many, many 'cuppa's throughout.
Jan. 31st, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)

Glad you liked Cal ... even though it's so dark.
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