What’s in a Word?

It’s a year and a half now since they stopped posting them but – alack and alas, I blush to confess it! – still kinda miss those helpful little WordPress Daily Prompts and their soothing subtitle: Sometimes, you sit down to blog but your words and photos get stuck — prompts give them a push.

No use crying over spilt milk, of course, especially when your eggs are in more than one basket! Words are ten a penny and there are many ways to stumble across them. Open a dictionary, for example, and with eyes closed let your fingers do the walking. Or else click on a site such as https://randomwordgenerator.com/ which does exactly what it says on the tin.

The key thing, though, is to go with that word no matter what it is. After all, it’s hardly random if you have a choice. Unless you want some wriggle-room and decide to do best of three … 

I got porter. Almost clicked again but thought I oughta lead by example and stick with it!

perhaps      having much too much      to say 
or else      much too little time      to say     very much
reduces      my            desire
to string    words    like pearls      to say anything much
except when  words      picked at
random carry me from such silence      to say              something

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If anyone should come up with something from a random word, please send me a link – or else the something itself!

I’d love to read it … 🙂

 

10 thoughts on “What’s in a Word?

  1. Bumbling
    Orifice
    Rumbles
    Indefinitely
    Sickly.

    Oh well – never mind. But with Boris, Brexit, Elections, global warming, species extinction, coral bleaching, Trump, fanaticism and the end of humnanity who needs inspiration?

    1. Love that poem – an acrostic clerihew, maybe? What you say about issues is very true, Opher – some of my difficulty is probably a frustration that I don’t have the verbal chops to counter such enormous problems – a failure of nerve, perhaps? I suppose the random word thing is a way to bypass that paralysis in hopes of leading me on to make sense of our crazy, mixed up world. Ah, cue song … https://youtu.be/8shAtX3pc-8?t=19

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