Friday, April 4, 2014

Week in Seven Words #210 & 211

210

absorbed
He drinks in picture books.

busywork
I doubt the teacher will care what she writes. The requirements are a neatly typed page. The contents, which amount to some painful regurgitations about the leather-making process, will pass muster.

charred
The lake water exists in different states. The ice is puckered; at the edges it's darkened, as if crisped. The remains of a tree rear up from the ashy ice and slush.

formed
Childhood has become remote to him. It's a phase portrayed in books. He was always an adult.

froze
A landscape of rocks, ice and petrified trees.

kinetics
I'd like to stretch my legs and stride.

uplift
Beneath a sheet of ice, the water sings.


211

deflection
He won't examine the things he fears. He pretends he has no fears and is contemptuous when other people are afraid.

graded
Does she feel like a Mr. Goodbar among the Godiva truffles?

herbaceous
When using henna, I feel like there's a greenhouse on my head. An earthy odor, moisture, bits of herbs clinging to my scalp.

intuitive
When they were younger, they liked what they liked without looking to other people to see what they should like.

primary
In Act I, the stage is draped in a decadent red. Act II is full of gold and champagne. That lasts until the third act with its blue and gray bars of shadow.

rebounding
It's a brilliant cold night, and the lights are bouncing off the black reflection pool.

respite
I watch her enjoying the music and think that this is what she could be, more often: contented, engaged, and full of delight.

7 comments:

Lucy said...

I like 'herbaceous', perhaps in part because it shows a little more about you, hitherto unknown! I haven't used henna for many years, and don't think it would do to now, but it's a redolent memory.

Naida said...

I like graded and I think we can all relate to that one. I also like respite.
Enjoy your weekend.

HKatz said...

@ Lucy - henna is a little adventure in hair care, sometimes with funny results. So far it's felt good for my hair, even if the coloring doesn't always come out as expected.

@ Naida - yeah, I've felt like a Mr. Goodbar sometimes :) And witnessing respite makes me feel grateful for those moments in general…

Thank you both for stopping by.

Crafty Green Poet said...

busywork - not just at school either,

charred - wonderfully evocative description

Crafty Green Poet said...

busywork - not just at school either,

charred - wonderfully evocative description

Relyn Lawson said...

This:
graded
Does she feel like a Mr. Goodbar among the Godiva truffles?

blows me away! Perfect, perfect simile! I can feel it. I can see her. You say so much in just 11 words.

HKatz said...

@ Juliet - thanks, I'm glad you liked that description; it struck me so much like a burnt landscape :)

@ Relyn - thank you :) I'm happy the words had that effect.