Sunday, March 28, 2010

Poetry Bus - Pick a Word

So this week - Rachel very ably took the bus keys and set us the challenge of picking a favourite word to centre the poem around. I found this a tough decision, especially when TFE ran off with "Guddle" but I have settled on the word Essence, and picked out a lot of nice related words from the spice industry, and tried somehow to mix em all together to come up with something semi-tasty. Hope you like.


For Other Bus poems - visit Rachel's Bus post here....

20 comments:

Enchanted Oak said...

You captured the essence of essence! Outstanding, Niamh.
Isn't that what poetry is, the distillation of an experience into an intense block of words?
I looked at the essence of hope in mine:
I hope the Poetry Bus stops here

Rachel Fox said...

A whole lot of 's'ing going on!
Beautiful...a meditation on essence.
x

Totalfeckineejit said...

some delicious language in there.One to be read for sure.

Emerging Writer said...

yeah. Lovely language going on there.
Spicy offering.

Dominic Rivron said...

Like it. Humorous and very sensual/evocative at the same time. As EO said, the essence of essence.

Word verification: crock

What a coincidence after "fay concentrates produced kept in earth pots"!

the watercats said...

yummy!... I loved most of the words used in this.. I could almost smell things.. taste the particles... (a lesser known sweet brand?)..
This is such a cool little thing of alchemy.. love it!

Titus said...

First I want to copy EO and say "the essence of essence" and next I want to nick "alchemy" off of the watercats.
Lovely poem of constant movement forwards, and really liked Distilled... be-thrilled... be-spilled.
Great words in the right places - what more can I say?!

Peter Goulding said...

Enjoyed the sibilance of this. Would love to hear it read aloud

Niamh B said...

Most kind of you all to find something to complement, thanks for visiting!

NanU said...

A real chemist's view of essence. Love it!

Niamh B said...

Tks NanU!

Argent said...

Definitely one to read aloud. Sumptuous!

Niamh B said...

Thanks Argent, very kind!

Karen said...

There's a lovely sound to this. I had to read it orally just to hear myself enjoy it!

Niamh B said...

Thanks Karen, glad you enjoyed

Domestic Oub said...

I really enjoyed it Niamh... felt I got a glimpse into another ingredienty world :)

SUSAN SONNEN said...

Beautiful in its sensuality!

Niamh B said...

Thanks Oub, and Susan.

Pure Fiction said...

Lovely - beautifully phrased and really cleverly put together. One of my favorites of yours so far.

Niamh B said...

Thanks PF, glad you enjoyed! :-)