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



Organic gardener tending her plants with love: picking caterpillars off kale

with such devotion
one by one
you kill those baby caterpillars

pic and poem by rachel mcalpine cc by 2.0
Daily Prompt from The Daily Post: Tend




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,

Advanced self-defence: infallible strategy

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Advanced self-defence

If a zombie comes up the toilet
you can whisk off and fight it,
because you know the steps.

Put some Barbie dolls in a row
because zombies hate Barbie dolls.
They’re afraid they’ll chomp them.

You can also shine a light at zombies.
It injects them
and they die.

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Photo by RomitaGirl67 CC BY 2.0.