I like dictionaries. Confession time: I used to read our home dictionary for fun as a kid. Just picked a random spot and pored over it for hours at a time. I’m sure you’re surprised by my love of words. 😛
I have been thinking a lot about a particular word this week, thanks to Mumford and Sons’ song Roll Away Your Stone. So many meanings attached to it. Many emotions as well. I chose a couple to put here; the complete definition I found is quite long, and can be found here. Words are fascinating!
1. elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion or action;
3. favour or goodwill;
5. mercy; clemency; pardon;
9. moral strength;
12. The Graces, from Classical Mythology: known as the Charites to the Greeks, and as the Gratiae to the Romans.
Now, a poem for my lovely readers.
Floating elegance on tender wings
Takes my breath away, and yet
Bestows upon my sails a mighty wind,
Sends me reeling into open water.
I beg forgiveness for my scrutiny-
My eyes are unwilling to depart
From you: your easy manner, your
Favourable countenance, and long-limbed
Grace. You are Terpsichore,
Euterpe, and Erato combined;
What a muse I find in you!
Such delight in all I see.
You inspire the best in me, help me
To melt my thoughts and pour them
Into molds of honour, loyalty, truth:
With you, I am more than I thought I could be.
© Bridget Noonan, 2012.
I dug this out of my hard drive and dusted it off, just for you guys. Heads up, it’s another strange one.
Fall From Grace
the spark ignites tinder
glances from burning windows
falling away from the sun
feathers moulting away from shoulders
flutter falter plunge
to the sea
sea of desire
flounder flap drown
draws the swimmer down
fascination with the unknown
cruel parody of an embrace
jagged yellow fangs
soft creeping darkness
edges of vision
warmth replacing cold
red; black; grey; white.
© Bridget Noonan, 2010, 2012.
Where did I even come up with this? Oh, my rat-maze brain.
“I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not think that they will sing to me.” –Prufrock, T.S. Eliot
I thought I might mess around with that Fibonacci thing I did before. Since I spaced on last week‘s Three Word Wednesday, I figured, why not do both this week? Last week was erratic, luminous, and omen, and this week is alter, fond and tranquil.
Also, these might be a bit weird; I have Baba O’Riley by the Who stuck in my head, and I’m not sure if that’s related to the weird. It’s a good song, don’t get me wrong, but I’m usually more for Led Zeppelin than the Who.
Bottom of the Ocean
bait of the fearsome
anglerfish- soothing light luring
its erratic prey closer to the jaws of their doom.
it’s tough living at the bottom
of the ocean; see
© Bridget Noonan, 2o11.
Shakespeare Said It Best
Love allows no impediment to it,
Alters not with the changing winds. Instead,
It flows like rain from the heavens, collects
In our hearts, overflows in everything
We do. Love is the bright sun in the sky,
Warming the seeds of fondness in this earth.
Turbulent seas calm in the face of love,
Stifling afternoons fade to tranquil nights.
© Bridget Noonan, 2011.