Sunday, July 11, 2010

Week in Seven Words #23

deliquesce
Ice cream, half-scooped and half-puddled, seeps through the mouth and dissolves on the tongue. Heat, sweat and sweetness on a summer afternoon.

dipping
The flowers dip their long green fronds in the water, the way people might sit at the edge of a swimming pool and paddle their feet.

flux
Watching them play it's difficult to predict when they'll get along peaceably and when they'll slip into mischievous pestering or earnest scuffles. Another possibility is that they'll drift to different parts of the room and focus on individual pursuits involving characters, shoes, blocks, blankets, keyboards and cars.

jarred
Whole days, derailed. A sick gnawing anxiousness and pain.

molten
The fountain is full of cool fire. Plashing white plumes surge out of its basin, and the sun is shattered on its waters.

sorry
Sometimes he invests the word with just a little too much power; he thinks that any bit of mischief or inflicted hurt will be instantaneously undone with the utterance of an earnest 'sorry'.

stripes
Flags ripple against a light blue sky.

7 comments:

John Hayes said...

"deliquesce" & ice cream are perfect; "dipping" & "molten," beautiful images--"jarred" & "sorry" a bit worrisome. Hope things are ok!

HKatz said...

Thanks! Yes, just the memory of the ice cream is blissful, and I wish given the weather that there could be a pool of water nearby (maybe under my desk, so I could paddle my feet as I work). And "jarred" was overcome thankfully.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the description for molten, beautiful.

I know people who use sorry like that....

Lucy said...

Glad 'jarred'was overcome. Someone too ready to say sorry can be as much of a problem as one too reluctant to say it, I think.

Flux rather makes me thinki it's a shame adults can't as easily resort to 'parallel play' like that!

HKatz said...

I love the description for molten, beautiful.
Thank you; I find fountains and the delicious sounds they make generally beautiful.

Flux rather makes me thinki it's a shame adults can't as easily resort to 'parallel play' like that!
Thank you for stopping by! I agree - there'd be far fewer quarrels if people could just go off and do their own thing without bothering anyone else :)

Relyn said...

I had to laugh in recognition of sorry. I think all children go through phases like that. Maybe until they've been truly hurt or disappointed themselves?

HKatz said...

Maybe until they've been truly hurt or disappointed themselves?
Or until they develop their sense of empathy and sympathy more :)