Thursday, March 8, 2012

Week in Seven Words #109

discreetly
The leaves when they return will conceal rubble, graffiti, and skeletal fences.

fritillaries
Van Gogh painted flowers that vibrate and gardens that rise up to meet you.

hissy
On the grill the hamburgers are spitting grease.

latent
I like watching people sprint up the art museum steps pretending they're Rocky. Rocky's statue isn't at the top of the steps though; it's planted at the bottom, where people who can't or don't want to race up the steps and pump their arms in the air can still stand next to him and flex their biceps for the camera. Somewhere in those unused muscles is the strength of a boxer.

pristine
For his nephew he laid out almond blossoms on a blue background - the skies of early spring, explored by blossoms and criss-crossing branches.

suggested
In each portrait there's a story - a harlequin in a winter forest, a lady who doesn't meet your eyes, a man who is considering his profits while smoking a pipe.

tarrying
Back in Halloween someone strung up a plastic skeleton outside the apartment building across the street. On New Year's Day it was still there wearing a festive hat. The hat has since disappeared, and it received nothing for Valentine's Day. Now it grins down on the street, anticipating spring like the rest of us.

7 comments:

naida said...

I like 'fritillaries' very much.
I can easily envision that skeleton in 'tarrying'.
Enjoy your weekend :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

excellent selection! I particularly like discreetly and pristine.

HKatz said...

Thanks, Naida and Juliet; the week was full of striking visuals.

Nan said...

I just love these, and look forward to them.
We had a white-lighted dog out on the terrace bench for Christmas. Hey, I know. Some might say tacky, but it is a dog, so it can't be tacky. :<) Anyhow, we named him Snowy. Original, eh? He had a Santa hat and Christmasy collar. I didn't want to put him away after Christmas so I put a little turquoise winter hat on over his hat, and a dark blue neck warmer over his collar and he stayed up until March. Now he's back in the cellar till December (or November).

John Hayes said...

"fritillaries" is true, especially in the actual paintings (as opposed to reproductions. I like "suggested" very much too!

Relyn said...

tarrying thrills me. I just love how you see stories everywhere.

HKatz said...

so I put a little turquoise winter hat on over his hat, and a dark blue neck warmer over his collar and he stayed up until March.
That's adorable!

"fritillaries" is true, especially in the actual paintings (as opposed to reproductions.
So true - it didn't jump out at me until I saw them at a museum.

I just love how you see stories everywhere.
Thanks - I love seeing stories around me :)

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.