Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Language

For Three Word Wednesday, prompt words focused, pair, vacant. Also submitted to dVerse OpenLinkNight. Short and sweet this week.


Language

I pared
a pair
of pears.

Focused
hocus-pocus,
well-meant
yet
vacant—

for
what does
“I”
imply?

39 comments:

  1. So much and so little..maybe..what a wordy delight..clever as bubble hum..there..then pop..but you remember the flavour..

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    1. By hum read gum..although bubble hum could be a whole new thing!

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    2. Thanks Jae--and bubble hum gives a pleasant image, like floating in meditation.

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  2. but i bet the pears were juicy...have a tree out back...it did not bear fruit this last year, so maybe this....nice little word dance today sir...

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    1. Hopefully your tree did not receive the curse of the fig tree. Thanks Brian.

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  3. haha...after ...I pared
    a pair
    of pears...my tongue was in knots already...smiles

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    1. Thanks Claudia, always here to trip you up!

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  4. Hmmm.... But the paired pears did not pare themselves! So the I is in the parer I think? Very charming. k.

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    1. Thanks Karin--so, if the I is in the parer, does that mean the self is defined by actions? Or is there something else, behind/beyond/under the action, providing its own definition? Now I'm dizzy!!

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  5. Paring the pears and eating them after ~ Short and sweet but telling still ~

    Happy week to you ~

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    1. Thank you Grace, and happy week to you as well.

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  6. I...
    often the object or far too much attention
    equally as often, of far too little
    Dilemma.

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2013/01/09/youth-on-their-own/

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    1. Thanks Kim, we just can't avoid the I. It looks like the link you left here is a different poem than the one I saw on your blog--I'll take a look in a second to see what else you've come up with!

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  7. I think therefore i think i think . . .

    minimal to the max

    enough to be something we can still see
    is playful but with a winking eye examining
    something in the distance . . .

    or a bit of fun?

    i'm seeing both
    with two eyes open :)

    cheers nico

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    1. Thanks Arron, yes, a little playfulness makes the question of existence more bearable.

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  8. I implies our individuality and not to waste it! I don't know about fiddle-farting around but pushing the boundaries is so important and am glad you do so.

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    1. Thanks Rob, the way words acquire meaning is interesting. Here are three words that sound the same but have different meanings, and we all understand precisely what is meant by them. However, I've yet to hear an adequate explanation of the meaning of I. Whatever I is, I agree--let's not waste it!

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  9. Visual, yet questioning. Well done.

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    1. Thanks wdb, I'm full of a lot of things, questions being one of them!

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  10. I loved 'pared a pair of pears.' Delightful wordplay...and yes, I wonder myself sometime, just what "I" implies! Thought-provoking poem here, Nico.

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    1. Thanks Mary--it's a bit disconcerting to find I don't know what I is, but a good pear (or peach, here in GA) sets me on solid footing once again.

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  11. this was a fun read, from opening to close with a perfect question to ponder.

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    1. Thanks RMP--as the Brain (from Pinky and the Brain) would say: are you pondering what I'm pondering?

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  12. Love the play on words
    Liked this very much

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    1. Thanks Beth, words are fun to play with.

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  13. Love the word play here...and mysterious to boot...why indeed would one "pare a pair of pears"? Thank you for sharing that.

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    1. Thanks dragyonfly--maybe they are needed for a recipe?

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  14. What does I imply?
    Answer
    I'm pulling your multiple legs, dingbats :)

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    1. Thanks Laurie, I'm glad you think so!

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  16. Wonderful fun! You met the challenge and shared smiles at the same time. Much enjoyed.

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