Saturday, May 1, 2010

Week in Seven Words #13

bluebells
Flecked with silver rain.

dendrology
One approach to studying trees is to go out after a heavy rain and look down. The manhole cover has become a mirror; the unruffled puddle shows me sprays of green, a knit of branches, and gray-white skies beyond.

gnome
The oboe scampers from one note to another. It slips between the piano's crushing chords.

ignorance
To be dealt with despairingly or, I hope, determinedly.

roost
She settles here for a day, finding some rest for herself, and when she leaves I realize once again that she's helped make my home feel more like home.

smorgasbord
At lunch there's Pygmalion, post-modern art, and Prussia.

vise
A band of pressure throughout the week, beneath the heart.

4 comments:

Lucy said...

Wishing you relief from that iron band.

Lovely to read back, so many things that chime... thanks for your words.

naida said...

great words, I especially like 'roost'

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John Hayes said...

Wow! These are excellent even by your standards. Like Lucy, I hope the band of pressure lets up. I like them all, but bluebells, dendrology & gnome are especially remarkable.

HKatz said...

Thank you; I hope the band of pressure lets up too :)

Lovely to read back, so many things that chime... thanks for your words.
I'm so glad you think so; you're welcome.

I especially like 'roost'
Roost was definitely in a bright spot in my week.

These are excellent even by your standards.
Thank you; I appreciate the feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed!