Sunday, July 12, 2015

Week in Seven Words #258

Tentative fingers and solemn attention as she plays a two-handed piece on the keyboard.

Blue shells, brown leaves and a star-shaped badge with a rusted pin.

A hardheaded waitress serves clam chowder to one, fried chicken and a heap of pasta to another. Raises her eyebrow as she hands me my meal, an iced tea.

His car smells like cake air freshener and newsprint. Magazines slide around under my feet as he drives.

A hole has torn open in the clouds. Light soft as talc sifts down to a bare tree by the water.

They can take ten photos of a scene I'm in, and I won't appear in a single one.

Colonies of salty pools among yellow weeds and striated rock.


Brian Joseph said...

I have not heard the word "variegated" in a long time. I think that I would like to somehow use it. Hopefully I will remember how to spell it well enough, at least for the spell check programs to help me with it. :) I think that I have the pronunciation down :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

I remember applying lots of solemn attention to the piano, which for me, never paid off!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Hila,

I have never been musically gifted, however my solemn application is trying to type a review late at night, without making too many mistakes. Perhaps that is why my reviews are always very late and I keep trying to put them off for as long as possible!

Showered has taken on a whole new meaning, here in the UK today. The clouds have definitely opened up, but only to release their copious amounts af rainwater!

Nice words and sentiments with your words this time :)


HKatz said...

@ Brian - go for it!

@ Juliet - yeah, people need more than some solemn attention to get anywhere with piano :)

@ Yvonne - Thanks! Your reviews are thoughtful. I can see the solemn application in them.