Day 8/29 Days of Giving is…

a red-bellied woodpecker …

… in playful prose

with organic enclosure …

… evoking misunderstood harmony

culminating iridescent root …

… blinding enchantment takes flight

{no, this fever hasn’t made me delirious yet – keep reading silly!}

billowy seams frolick …

… wondrous carousels aplenty

rhythmic howling prevails ….

…  a nantucket gazelle, flushed

looser lighter silhouettes ….

… whisper of metallic hues

{ welcome to my collection of words }

Do you think that resembles poetry? Would you believe me if I told you it took me 2.5 minutes to type that, as I merely glanced through my collection of words. I allowed them to take flight and come together in their own unique way. I didn’t think about how it would sound, I didn’t care if it made sense. I sought the imagery. I craved the omigosh-im-flloating-above-the-world-anything-is-possible feeling they leave me with. I wanted my tongue to dance as they were spoken. Tell me, in your view – did I achieve that?

 Poemcrazy Journal - p. 10

That journal entry was created in the same way. It Reads:

 there – it embraces
twirling, standing,

    fal

           ling

still as night
the cat creeps
shedding uneasiness
acquiring infinity

within one, single

glimmering

breath.
———————

 spirit rejuvenated
in playful prose
the tailor, the baker
& the carpenters wife exit

veiled insolence

                                                 awakens innocence

as the fieldmouse

                 sings.

 I am often astounded by those who don’t see the art within words. The magic they create. The vivid images they arouse in our minds.

Words, are an invaluable creative tool.

You don’t have to consider yourself a writer, to use them. To be inspired by them. To collect them.

I collect words. Do you?

poemcrazy

Today’s giveaway is (you may have guessed it),  one of my favorite books – Poemcrazy by Susan Goldsmith Woolridge. Regretfully, it’s not a signed copy – while I probably could have written her & asked, I was far too excited and hopelessly impatient (yes, i am THAT girl who peeks at gifts if given the chance) to share and opted to purchase a copy of this for the winner. That’s love folks.

Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life With Words: invites the readers into a realm where poetry is accessible, where poems are moments of discovery that often arrive unexpectedly (in parking lots, at the grocery store, on walks) and makes ordinary lives extraordinary.

 Susan Wooldridge plays with language as she shows how to create “wordpools”, helping the reader to understand that we are all immersed in an ocean of words used but largely ignored. The reader learns to create images, begins to develop metaphor, and gradually moves into “dreamsense” where an exploration of who we are in poems carries us to deeper levels within.

Wooldridge shares stories of how she and others discovered their own poems through delightful and often amusing vignettes of her life and experiences as a writer. In practice sessions through Poemcrazy, Wooldridge demonstrates how to craft poems using a poet’s tools such as journal writing, imagery, comparison, exaggeration, awareness of detail, and playful juxtaposition. Poemcrazy is a wonderfully original and motivating addition to any literary or writer’s reference shelf! — Midwest Book Review

I want each & every one of you to find a way to be mesmerized by language. words. letters. I want you to experiment without fear. I want you to put them together, and take them apart. I want you to open your eyes to the world that surrounds you – and look, reallllllly look at the words you could be collecting. The words you should be collecting. I want you to see the difference within your creative ventures once you do.

I want you to play. To collect words. To be inspired.

This book is nothing shy of inspiring. It’s for those who write. It’s for those who think they can’t write. It’s for those who aren’t inspired to write. It’s for those who have no time. It’s for those who have all the time in the world. It’s for anyone. There is something within these pages – that will free you from any creative stumbling block you may encounter.

Poemcrazy Journal - p. 6

It will change how you see yourself. How you see the world that so gloriously surrounds you. You will breathe it in and savor it. It won’t be a chore. You will be grateful, that you can honor your creativity in a minute. Maybe two. Maybe longer. That’s the beauty of it – it’s up to you.

It’s late, I’m exhausted – and I find it ironic that the giveaway dealing with writing – is perhaps, one of my worst written entries ever. Ah life, gotta love it! It should however tell you, just how excited I am to share this. To buy one of you a copy.

To inspire each of you, to start a journal with your collection of words too. You can see mine here.

Ok my lil’ wordsmiths to enter today’s fabulous giveaway:

  • Leave a comment on this post listing some random pretty words. That’s it. Words you like. Descriptive words. Moving Words. Humorous words. Elaborate words or Simple words. They can make all the sense in the world. They can make no sense at all. Just leave me lots of pretty words that I can add to my collection.
  • and/or If your feeling chattier: tell me how words play a part in your life – good, or bad.
  • Do this by: Monday, December 15th
  • Don’t forget to spread the word. (ha – a pun!)
  •  Enter Day 0 & Day 6 & Day 7
  • Check out the first batch of winners!

Wishing each of you effervescent mocha dreams, Chrysti

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90 Responses

  1. inspire, serendepity, glamorous, peaceful, CHRYSTI (bonus points? hehehe), LOVE, Dream, passion, luscious, sweet, random

  2. I stumble over words & this book sounds like it could help me. I am learning that it’s helpful to put concepts, words on paper before I start a painting. But, I need to do this more. I’m also learning that it can be helpful to write out thoughts during the process of a painting… especially when it stalls out because it went in a direction different than I originally perceived it.
    This year I have been thinking on these words a lot:
    Faith, Hope, Love. Lately I’m more focused on Hope.
    That being said, I HOPE to start a new series very soon.

  3. plump, ripe, billow, pilfer, rippling, lapping, flickering, supple, and my fav – persnickety

  4. Words I love (and there are oh so many): meadow, caress, sensual, peace, dream, glisten, serendepity, twinkle, giggle, chortle (I love that one!), joy and who can leave out the one that everything in life is all about: LOVE.

    I love to read and to write; words have always had such a huge part in my life because of those two deepest of joys in life to me. I adore devouring books, writing in my journals and my blog(s), practicing my handwriting (still, at 43, I do this) and writing poetry. Words, ah, lovely words.

    Peace & Love,
    ~Barb~

  5. Harp, loom, lyre, shuttle, churn, spindle.

  6. Favorite new word (thanks @StephenFry) “empinkens” as in, “a brisk walk outside empinkens the cheeks”. I can’ say “empinkens” without smiling.

  7. Sashsay, frosted windows, gossamer, ribbons fluttering, tiptoe, glisten, pixie, divine. I can almost see the vision.

  8. numinescence

    luminosity

    crackle

    bricolage

    edie

  9. enchantment, tenacity, whimsical, blessings, mystery, funny, spirited, peaceful …

    these are a few of the words that describe my two best friends, my daughters. They are the sweetest, prettiest, most loving people in my life, and I can never find enough words to describe and bless them.

    love and thanks
    Lynette

  10. Hi Chrysti…here is some random stuff….this book sounds amazing…

    ……
    the face of a cobweb…..

    …..
    running wild……imagination running wild,
    thoughts and views, altered , free….
    creativity enhanced by being just me,
    testing themes, producing dreams,
    painting hope in things I see,
    making sense of how things are,
    mean very little
    much prefer being bazaar…..
    ………

    the wheels in my mind
    go around and around…
    thinking
    shifting
    creating
    absorbing
    directing
    gearing
    subjecting
    assessing
    inventing
    procrastinating
    cognitating
    infiltrating
    digesting

    coagulating
    articulating
    immigrating
    formulating
    meandering
    objecting
    accepting
    and anything else it can come up with….

  11. home hearth family love loss memories melancholy bittersweet heart rejoice remember honor peace

  12. I like to create my own words. So often a standard word just doesn’t fit. A few that I use regularly are ‘pumble’ or ‘pumbling’ – the action a badger makes when it runs (a badger pumbles rather than runs), ‘gooby’ a word used to describe something revolting, e.g. during a horror film when someone has their head chopped off it is gooby. It is also used as an exclamation on seeing a revolting act (‘Oh, gooby!). My favourite is ‘lumpicious’ – deliciously lumpy, which can refer to people or things – especially chocolate chip ice cream. So now you all know quite how insane I am ….. :o)

  13. frolic kerfuffle imagine luminous freeform ponder honor

    spirit create adore

  14. Here are mine from a “dictionary” that was put together by myself and other mixed-media artists:

    junkalicious, artgasm, crapalanche, zenartics, artzeimers, divalicious and glitterotzi.

    If you could only see the definitions!!!!!

    Have a very artful day!

  15. Very cool idea. I’m always looking for new (to me) words and I suppose collecting words mentally. You’ve inspired me to actually collect them in a book beginning January1 – a fun New Year’s resolution. Many thanks!

    boreal
    exculpate
    glabrous
    leitmotif
    quotidian
    prestidigitation
    tantalize
    vivid

  16. Yes! I am a word junkie too! Always jotting down words that inspire me…ahh, one of my favorite words..INSPIRE!

    grace
    amazing
    heart song
    passion
    trust
    fabulous
    glamorous
    sensational
    phenomenal
    triumph
    confidence
    journey
    soul
    bella
    spirit
    spiritual
    prayer
    nurture
    hope
    heal
    support
    encourage
    balance
    joy
    creative
    muse
    acceptance
    validation
    inspiration
    expression
    freedom
    harmony
    extraordinary
    ordinary
    daughters
    marriage
    intoxicate (with love…not drink)
    love
    art
    dreams
    blessings
    giving
    faith
    whisper
    listen
    caring
    adventure
    honor
    sweet
    willow
    compassion

  17. baby
    giraffe
    longing
    soft
    wary
    creative
    blatant
    volatile
    upbeat
    zany
    travel
    windswept
    beaches
    supine
    lounging
    decrepit

  18. my favorite words:
    ray-x vision (my son at 4)
    allsmost (my grandson at 4)
    yeldow portypine (my granddaughter at 3)
    tarantula (me right now).
    I have this book and read it at least once a year, but I would like to win this copy for my friend, Janet, in Seattle.
    Thank you for the giveaways and for the wonderful posting that precede them.
    Happy days,
    Joanie

  19. first ones that pop up i write –

    serendipitous
    cucumber
    flippety flop
    crickety
    clever
    silly
    somebody
    calamity
    charismatic
    crumble
    bumbleberry
    pie
    !
    that was fun. thanks for the inspiration. my 21 year old daughter is in the hospital right now and i’d love to give her a copy of this book…in fact – i hope to buy a copy today !

  20. Here’s some random nice words from my own collection – some are colloquial and regional

    aware susurration serendipitous amaranthine pergola tintinnabulation home perspicacious smaragdine antimony parsimony terpsichorean maelstrom scintillating amaryllis blurt haar interpolate Agapanthus cyanotype violet electric smorgasbord pog plodge clart dreich

    and

    yan
    tan
    t’itheran
    ran
    tan
    pip

    (for when you need to count sheep)

    Words play too large a part in my life – I revel in them but I use too many when I speak or when I write. And that’s another good word: verbose, but not a good thing to be!

  21. explosive

    fairywings

    tonytails

    xoxoxoxo

    Renee

  22. pristine
    sparkle
    flutter
    float
    abyss
    scrumptious
    ……and my own made up word fantabulous when no single word can describe how wonderful something is

  23. Wonderous
    hungee (my granddaughter at 3)
    badoo ( my granddaughter at 2)
    frivalous
    tangent
    insidious
    grumblings (my stomach wanting breakfast)
    blessings
    miracles
    prayer

    Hugs
    SueAnn

  24. Well as old as I am you’d think I’d have more words under my belt….now belts for this ripe sized lady!!! Tis a wondrous time when we share all the beautiful around us as well as what comes from within. My foundness for words became a real problem when what’s commonly called *FIBRO FOG* took up space in my brain….rolling around gathering up so many words and spitting out what didn’t make a whole lot of sense…..could it be there’s such a thing as Crazywords book up there hiding in that brain??? Gee, my mind sometimes goes off on a tangent because it’s frustrated when trying to find the correct word to us…..I am thinking flowers, and apples will spill out like a babbling brook. And at the very moment I see the water rising in the sink…yep, there it goes over the top like a hug waterfall up in the mountains….there is no rhyme nor reason other than the words are up there wanting out at the correct moment in time, but it hits a bump when it spills from my tongue!!!!
    Wow this was really fun..ehehehe
    Blessings dear friend…
    Bevie

  25. serendipity, compassion, frivolous, blueberry, blessings,
    aqua.

  26. light
    hollow
    days
    deliberate
    fanciful
    treasure
    sparkly
    shimmery
    iridescent
    resplendent
    ethereal
    divinity
    loosely bound

  27. pretty words? um, i don’t know if these are pretty per say, but i like “sch” words… like schmuck, schmooze and the like.

    i hate the word fornicate… it sounds worse than the actual act. hahaha.

    your blog is snowing. how incredibly cool. how’d ya do that???

  28. What a delightful book!

    zany, happily, whismical, thin, sleepy, dreamy, linen, heavenly, spiritual, pretty, avacado, mango, peach, pink, apricots, wine, sunflowers.

    Words are very healing and expresive. The spoken word can pave our life.

    Wishing you a joyful Christmas!

  29. magnificence miracles miraculous sunrise sunset roiling rambunctious rolling rollicking uproarious laughter stupendous sensational compassionate satirical angel thanks
    for the kindness

  30. architecture birth tractor
    friend smile friend smile friend
    acceptance travel library
    mountainous soaring glacier
    cacophony gnu igneous
    synaesthesia music colour
    philosophy understanding sparkle
    scooter storytime jazz
    humanity butterfly transmission
    microcosm waterfall forgiveness
    zinnia peace thrift
    harmony debate thoughtfulness
    knitting haiku Byzantine
    perpetuity freedom eclectic
    closeness friend smile friend

    I became ill; I was shot to pieces because of the words and actions of others. Trauma happened. I dissociated and struggled to survive. Life happened even after trying to end it. I breathed, I wrote.
    I was pain so I bled to show people who I was.
    I wrote because the life I live now, where I can smell the lavender and use words to interact with others, is an extra life. I wrote my book, and held myself in my own hands, remade from the pieces, linked together again but always aware of the power of words to harm and heal.

  31. hope
    heaven
    here
    her
    him
    ours
    today
    twilight
    twinkling
    ember
    reach

  32. shimmering, exciting, expanding
    golden
    opportunity
    serenity
    love, joy, contentment
    beckoning
    misty
    luminous
    mysterious
    seek, attain
    unending

  33. Dear Chrysti, how can you say this was one of your worst entries? Good heavens! I heard your voice so clearly and the enthusiasm vibrates off the screen, sending contagious particles of light and love of the written word out into cyber space.

    I love words – always have – and love to write. I express myself so much better through the written word than through speech. Yet I never thought of a word journal. What an excellent idea! I know mine is likely to end up with all sorts of clustering diagrams in it as I explore all the dangling threads of thought that are associated with each word. If I could draw or paint, then there would likely be spontaneous images popping up beside the words too. I can imagine interesting collages that might be inspired by pages of jotted words. Ah yes, this was an awesome post and just what I needed to read today.

    Yesterday was a melt-down for me, starting normally enough with memories and thinking how much more intense memories can seem at this time of year. Bittersweet – that was the word I used, thinking about that and about all the bad news that has come my way over the last two weeks about friends who are having serious health problems and two deaths of elderly friends. While I was examining all this the rational part of my mind, I was thinking it would make a good blog entry. But I never got there. Life intruded rudely with little things going awry (now that’s an interesting word, I think) until the cumulative effect was tears and then anger that I’d lost control of my emotions. Laughable to think of right now but not then.

    So I need a bit of inspiration today and found it here. The book you’ve described does sound wonderful. I’d love to be the winner and if I’m not that’s okay too because I’ll go track it down.

    Some words for you today. I jotted down those that first popped into my head after reading your entry. Nothing too fancy here; no particular order:

    bittersweet – love that dichotomy
    reminiscence
    whisper
    opalescence – so visual!
    complimentary – a cluster might look at complimentary as in a freebie; and as in offering a favorable opinion. My mind is already doing the branch off from complimentary product sample intended to form a favorable opinion.
    glistening – seeing that whole “frosted windowpanes, candles gleaming inside” image
    awry

    bittersweet reminiscence
    whispering opalescence
    complimentary glistening awry

    Almost a poem. Lol

    Hugs,
    SherryD

  34. iridescent snowflakes shimmer
    falling from the leaded skies
    covering the frozen earth
    before my very eyes.

    *It wasn’t supposed to be poesm-ish, but it just came! I would keep going, but nothing else seems to fit. =P

  35. iridescent snowflakes shimmer
    falling from the leaded skies
    covering the frozen earth
    before my very eyes.

    *It wasn’t supposed to be poem-ish, but it just came! I would keep going, but nothing else seems to fit. =P

  36. gorgeous, droplets, icy, liquefying, lugubrious, ephemeral, bounty…this is a great idea to get started, it’s crazy how your mind just starts and then keeps going on that track.

  37. Words are like jewels I dig through and revel in, pick up by the fistful, alternately hoarde and scatter, spread out to shine in the sun, and use to embellish the story that my life is, the narrative I wear like a crown.

    Currently loving nature words:

    Blade, bract, clingstone, conifer, freestone, midrib, palmate, rootstock, shale, azurite, soapstone, bitumen, loosestrife, toadflax, chicory, riverbed, alluvial, delta, rill, downwelling, equinox, perihelion….

  38. Words? Love them, especially in the context of quotes (which I collect). Do quotes count for the contest? Hope so…
    -“The human mind, once expanded to take in a new idea, never goes back to its original size.” (Oliver Wendell Holmes)
    -“Research tells us fourteen out of any ten individuals likes chocolate.” (Sandra Boynton)
    -“Fear will eat holes in your heart and leave you shivering naked in a corner of your mind.” (Molly Anderson-Childers)
    – “Our heads are round to allow our thoughts to change direction.” (Francis Picabia)
    -“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” (Joseph Chilton Pearce)
    – “Usually it’s a lot easier to nod as if you agree with someone than it would be to explain why you don’t.” (unknown)
    -“Keeping house is like threading beads on a string with no knot at the end.” (unknown)

    Hope you enjoy these!
    Cheers
    Mary Anne

  39. impeccable, integrity, power, projection, dream, communicate, understand, moment, circumstance, direction, empowerment, diversity, hope, learn, create, joy, tolerance, proclamation, celebrate, safe, harmonious, acceptance, opportunity, serendipity, love, fog, snowy, frosty, misty, huggable, warmth

    Wow~ words do keep on presenting themselves!

  40. lush, resplendent, glorious

    I’m more a collector of quotes and odd phrases than just words, and I love to pair them with photographs in my journal. I have heard of the Poemcrazy book, and will definitely put it on my library list, unless I’m the fortunate winner of the draw! ;-)

  41. In my family, words, especially names evolve and change. For example, our little dog, Angel, becomes Angel Pangle, then eventually just sometimes, Pangles. My daughter, Holly, was a messy child, so we called her Messy Marvin from the commercial of the time. So that became Harvin Marvin and now just Harvin. These are simple examples. The evolution continues at times to the point I can’t remember the derivation.

    My brother has certain words that he doesn’t like the sound of. Not sure why words would bother him, but this came to light when we were teenagers. I, of course, made a point and still do, of using the words often around him:)
    The words: Solo & Ensemble(I was in the band and this was a competition we entered), Great Expectations(was playing on Masterpiece Theater at the time) and , heck, there is one other that escapes me at the moment. I think it is portfolio.

    And a bit of found word poetry from the first altered book I ever started:

    Full moon,
    Wary sleep,
    Float past in silver night mist,
    Wait for another day’s illusions.

  42. Crisp,blue,cozy,love,friendship,bonfires,memories,dancing,
    moonlight,chablis,blush,grandson,laughter,soaring,flight,
    warmth,toasty,fantabulous,promises,quiet….

  43. universe, stars, creation, grace free, freedom-,creator,peace, faith,love,hope,whisper,treasure,search,seek,travel,spirit,giude,guard,battle warrior,sing,wind ,wisps,longing,emptiness,fullfill,dance,joy,neverending
    peace,
    brenda Moss-

  44. I often incorporate text in my collages.
    Yes I believe that a picture can be worth a thousand words, but often inserting words can lead the viewer in a new direction.

  45. well, I am sorry to say that my words tonight are only angry and frustrated as the computer was picked up from the shop and it still has the virus in it. Even though, I have spoken to the tech several times in the last 24 hours who has assured me the virus is gone…it isn’t…it is affecting internet explorer.
    …so my flowing words:

    gusts of anger blast past me, and around me
    causing me great anguish and leave me with a feeling of aloneness

    wishes of soothing singing and children’s laughter come to mind, and a need for a sheltering hug!

    How’s that?

    LOL

    Susan

    PS…I am actually a published poet ( not for money, but still)

  46. I don’t collect words. I do marvel at them, and I often think, “Oh, that’s a great word!” But then, at times like these, I can’t bring them to mind.

    My love of words has more to do with stringing them together… using them to communicate as well as possible, finding ways to express the inexpressible, even. I’ve always loved words, and I tend to repeat the same sentiment over and over again until I hit on the right combination of words.

    I am told this can be excrutiatingly annoying. I tend to do it less as I get older. But my 2-year-old daughter is taking over where I left off. I can tell she’s a lover of words also. I’ll have to remember to indulge her when she rephrases something ten different ways just to listen to the sound of it.

  47. Warmth~Lush~Gratitude~Peace~Insidious~Surrender~Your forgiven~ Courage~Depth~Compassion~Revolution~Frog~Dance~Breathe~Stretch~

  48. Hope, Peace, Joy,Love, Endure, Promise,Fresh,Activate,gurgling,Thanks,Wish, Meander

  49. […]  Enter Day 0 & Day 6 & Day 7 & Day 8 […]

  50. Fabulous, glamorous, sparkly, bella, creativity, joy, excite, laugh

  51. Moth-er, Fath-er, Broth-er, Sist-er, Daught-er… Son. SUN. Center of our Solar System. Son of God. Sun God. Fiery furnace, burning passion. Flaming Heart. Center of our Being. Love. Light. Life.

  52. The book sounds really interesting!

    Words I’ve always liked:
    endoplasmic reticulum, medulla oblongata, cerebellum (thanks to my medical background)
    mystery, magical, enchanted, buttery, snuggle, and something I heard on TV “absotively posilutely”

    I have some words collected and a few quotes as well. I have tried writing a little. I always rhymed things when my kids were little. I once made up my own tongue twister: gory, bloody bug guts. (we were driving and the bugs were thick).
    I love to read. I used to go to the library and pick out the fattest books I could find. Reading is one thing I look forward to when school is out for the summer.

  53. I have a file of words… incase I need them to make a ransom note page!

    I have a note book of quotes I have collected.

    a small collection of books of poems

    I teach a scrapbooking class and have list of inspiration words I share they are trigger words that they could use later when they have a creative block.

    I even have a reverse dictionary and a rhyming dictionary

    A journal with words about me, my favorites, random thoughts

    obsessed… ME NOT!

    random thought

    TODAY
    Words
    flowing
    floating
    through my mind
    lost
    tomorrow
    if not committed
    with pen to paper

    TOMORROW
    new
    words

  54. I sing a song for my kids when I put them to sleep. It’s a mantra, I know the words, but don’t actually know what they mean. The words just sound like magic to me…

    Om nama shivaya gurave
    sacci dananda murtaye
    nisch prapanchaya shantaya
    nira lambaya tejase

    I realise now, I anly know the words when I sing them… It really is magic!

  55. Poetry oh wow! I ♥ Susan’s book Foolsgold!

    I’m count myself as a writer and though I’m Swedish I love collecting words in both English and Swedish. Some of my favorite English words right now includes;

    pendant, ornament, inclusion, zine, restorative, rejuvenation, gift wrapping, goddess, journaling, quill, fountain pen, frosting, wee, ink (inkling) etc.

  56. WONDERFUL book … if the randomizer picks me, pick again & give to someone else, because I already own it.

    Night
    Rime
    Brittle
    Divine
    Jewel

  57. Words play a huge role in my life, don’t they in everyones? I have always had a fasination with words, and poetry and how putiing a few of them together in a certain way could create the most beautiful prose.

    Sarah Denny

  58. Nativity
    Christ
    Sleigh
    Santa
    Elves
    Toys
    Eve
    Tree
    Lights
    Celebration
    Carols
    Festive
    Smiles
    Gifts
    Joy
    Decorations
    Reindeer
    Star
    Angel
    Wiseman

    These are some words that are common this time of year, and words that I love this time of year.

  59. I love words and my daughter (at 5) is also a lover of words so we have a lot of fun together talking about words, words and more words.

    Some of our favorites:

    mystery
    silence
    blissful
    love
    emerging
    amazing
    contradictory
    hypothesis (and yes my five year old can tell you exactly how to put that word to use :-)
    free
    nostalgia
    remembrance

    and many more!

  60. Hi.I first want to say that I love your doodles…especially the tree one. ;) Hmm,lets see what words I am “feeling” right now…just remember I’m in Michigan & it’s FREEZING here! :)

    cocoa
    lovely
    artistic
    serene
    snuggle
    embrace
    wishful
    romance
    faith
    creative
    forgiving
    comforting
    chocolate (weird I know, but I love the color & the word) :)

    Renee reneealam@peoplepc.com

  61. inspired
    breath

    tongues
    leapt

    through the flame

    softly gliding

    down to earth

    whispers

    secrets

    barely heard

  62. here’s a list of words written just after awakening from a dream, listed in the order i wrote them….

    Riding the bus.
    Several seats behind, to the side of me
    Glowing black women are smiling,
    Laughing, humming a tune.
    Something is said, adviserly to one
    About relationships and the heart.
    Another begins to sing in response.
    Deep voiced. Full song.
    Her spirit soars and touches everyone.
    She is in herself, deeper and complete as
    The music grows.
    There is no other sound or thought
    Or emotion, but hers.
    We all know the words,
    The meaning.
    We recognize it from some
    Other past shared by all.
    But she, without bravery, bravado or conscious of self,
    Sings aloud.
    Almost a jubilee.
    Almost a hymn.
    Almost a prayer.
    The song ends. She has transformed.
    Once unremarkable – accept as youth –
    To a mature woman of indefinable age.
    Someone thinks they recognized the bluesy song,
    not heard in years.
    ~ you know the one. ‘she’ used to sing it way back when ~
    The woman laughs.
    ~ That’s me child.
    I ain’t gone, just forgotten.
    But you’ll remember me now,
    When ever you hear my song. ~

    I call it “Dream” of course

    namaste ~

  63. modern
    bold
    squiggly
    splattered
    tranquil
    growth
    welcoming
    teasing
    provoking

  64. compassion
    honesty
    regret
    hope
    will
    WILL
    one by one

  65. grace
    curmudgeon
    moonbeam
    ethereal
    ebulient
    fortuitous
    unconditional
    zest
    statuesque
    barefoot
    cathartic
    invigorating
    liberating
    cavort
    nobility
    bloom
    animated
    unconditional
    mist
    heroic
    tenderness
    soaring
    piquant
    mirth
    benevolent
    exuberance
    harmonious
    radiant
    tenacity
    harmonious
    silky
    soar
    sage
    euphony
    slapstick

    and one a friend of mine made up Teflonic describing people who always get away with things

  66. I wish for continued contact with wonderful artistic people.

  67. I have always loved the word ” quicksilver “.

  68. “Shimmer” sounds so pretty… “love” has always been special, (one of the first words I learned to spell), and as a foodie, “delicious” is always good, but I enjoy it in other contexts, too… (hee).

  69. luscious
    plummy
    luminous
    olivine
    given to airs
    oh, talking about flirting and all that
    large, pellucid eyes
    a sallow youth

  70. Peacemaker

    Sunshine

    Lovingly

    Artistic

    Happiness

    Smile

    I hope i win. =) Thanks. HUGS-my FAVORITE word

  71. just a few of the words I love: periwinkle, twilight, soiree, ennui, veranda, grace, whisper

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  74. my favorite words:
    love, sugarlump, sweetie pie, cutsey, buggabear, lovebug, damsel, pookie

    I enjoy crazy made up words that have not specific meaning at all but we all know them and they make you smile like supercalafragilisticexpialidocious and zippity-do-dah, buggaloo

    and I agree with catherine…persnickety is a great word, I use it alot in conversation but never really write it…

  75. I love words…love to write. If I can make someone visualize a beautiful picture or feel a certain emotion with my words, it makes me feel alive.

    dream, inspire, enchant, languish, secret, clandestine, enveloped, immersed

  76. I love the way some words simply cascade from the lips…my current favorites:
    tintinnabulation, serendipity, pasticcio, obsequious, mellifluous, redolent, lithe, imbroglio, ephemeral, diaphanous, chiaroscuro

    I am a wordsmith each day as I teach my 4th grade students to explore written language!

  77. I’ve never thought about collecting words, but I’ve been a reader all my life, and the better written a book is, the more I love it. And I love dictionaries. LOL!

    So, I guess I need to start a word collection: create, inspire, art, imagine.

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  79. These are words I like, that always make me happy:

    creative
    creativity
    artsy
    artistic
    flowing
    freedom
    pink
    poppies
    California
    bliss
    blissfully
    family
    together
    sunset
    love
    tenderness
    special
    thankful
    blessed
    blessings
    opportunity
    simple
    decluttered
    organized

  80. docile, dappled, ice cream,pearly, luminous, silver, shiver, gilded, silhouette, ethereal, serenity, epiphany, quintessential, and my favorite…..mommy

  81. I can’t think of a better way to disperse
    Creativity into this great Universe.
    Your giveaway is brilliant and so much more
    With this book in my hands my spirit would soar!

    The time has come to finish my ditty
    I hope you decide to think that I’m witty,
    Because I not only want to make you grin
    I also want you to pick me to win!

    (and this book will surely help my poetry!!)

  82. i’ve arrived here through the wonderfully inspiring suzi blu. she’s helped me open new doors for myself, given me permission to create and just be. and i am loving this new creative me who loves to hold a paint brush and mix paper, fabric and other wonderful bits and pieces in the same creation. during all of this and for many months now, i’ve had whisperings going on in my head about writing, writing poetry of all things! me?! i’ve not been brave enough to pick up a notebook and write anything down… yet. i’m partnered to a guy who has too many words in his head and so have always considered my meagre vocabulary rather inadequate and have never believed my contribution was worth giving. but i think the universe is now shouting at me, it’s given up on the whisperings, for here i am looking at this book!?! maybe i should get myself a notebook?? sorry to ramble! hugs, joolz xx

  83. Heaven
    apple butter
    deffinitive
    absolute
    always
    Harmonious
    forgiving
    and finally….

    SNUFFLEUPAGUS!

  84. breath.

    opened eyes:

    blink…white ceiling

    feeling
    my own warm body.

    I sigh…relaxedly

    remembering

    you’re beside me

    there.

    perfect warmth,

    sleeping peace.

  85. There is some synchronicity (1st word for you!) going on here… wherever I go this book seems to be popping up. I do lack confidence in how I write, so I think I may NEED this book :)

    So, a few more words for you… (I think I just like the sound of these)

    sumptuous
    avarice
    plop
    gyrate
    vita (Italian for life – as in la dolce vita – the good life)
    Onomatopoeia
    Sensuous

  86. I constantly get words stuck in my head, maybe I just like the way they sound. I’m always making up weird nicknames for my daughter and husband. Asking them, “Are you my monkey chicken sock?” And the nicknames change every day. It’s fun to play with words that way. I’ll have to start writing them down, writing down the lovely and the silly words. Thank you, this is a lovely entry that you wrote and many are inspired to respond.

  87. murmur
    verbose
    limpid
    melancholy
    morose
    giddy
    tease
    murky
    sauna

    …for some reason all of these words came to mind as words that strike me as entirely appropriate signifiers, visually, tactilely, and acoustically (regardless of whether “tactilely” is a word or not…). And actually… add acoustically to that list!

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  89. Hi Chrysti:

    I have been keeping an artist’s journal for several years now. This past summer, for the first time, I started adding words.
    Having completed a collage filled with maps, pages from an old geography school text and bits of handmade paper. I started writing on the opposite page:
    (keep in mind that we drive three days to get to our cottage)

    You are here. Åfter three days on the road, in a van full of Mexican pottery, art supplies, suitcases, three people and one dog, you are here. The place you come back to, summer after summer, you are here. To a lake that is so full of memories that sometimes it seems it cannot hold them. The power and the mystery – what brings you back? You are here – memories of sun-filled days, picking wildflowers, blowing bubbles from the dock – you are here….

    Anyway, it was great to be writing again. Åt one time, I earned my living with my words as a newspaper reporter…but that was many years ago.

  90. I would love to be able to be part of this. I have never done one of these types of projects before, but I love the idea, and I want to continue the spirit of giving, and I would so love to win this give away!

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