Froth

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sea froth solid
as cherry blossom
on day one

catching sinister pastels
each in its own
sweet bubble

oiling our beauty
by any means
fair or foul

poem & pic cc by 2.0 Rachel McAlpine

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Pencil

pencil stalled

in a dream of steel

blank back

of last year’s programme

both waiting

to start work

they know about vapor

they have sisters too

don’t blame us they say

your call

Thesaurus 355

Thesaurus 1982 edition with glasses, Time Timer, paperweight and three owls
Roget’s Thesaurus 1982 edition still in use

from bubble to cloud
from surf to souffle
to fermentation and fizz

in the sea on a screen
on a plate in the sky
in bottle and brain

this froth has kissed me well
and will do still
when lather turns to mist
——–

poem & pic rachel mcalpine cc by 2.0
A good thesaurus does not simplify the hunt for a word: the hunt is an experience in itself, complicating, elaborating, elevating and mocking your earnest wish to get it right.
Daily prompt for The Daily Post, 9 Feb 2018: Simplify

Follow

 

goodwife

follow
the Way of the Wife
the sermon on the tea-towel

——
When I read these instructions on how to be a good wife, I’m bewildered. Somewhere, sometime, a woman wrote these words, that’s not in doubt. But did she write it for the money, knowing there was profit to be made from self-improvement books even a century ago, or was she slyly and cynically undermining her lord and master?


Pic and poem by rachel mcalpine cc by 2.0
Daily prompt from the Daily Post, https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/bewildered/