Friday, February 08, 2013

Poetry Friday -- Ummm...




Ode to the Word on the Tip of My Tongue


You're so...
(I'm speechless)

Whenever you...
(I'm mum)

The best thing...
(I'm silenced)

I love how you...
(struck dumb)


© Mary Lee Hahn, 2013




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24 comments:

  1. It's so...
    (Words fail me!)
    :-)

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  2. If I could only think of the right word (something good, something pleasant), I would describe my reaction (something about chuckling, something about appreciation.)

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  3. If only I could
    (eating your donut)

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  4. I think this could be the first poem in a collection called: (I ALMOST SAID) I LOVE YOU: Poems of (Unstated) Love. Very fun, Mary Lee!

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    1. Yeah, but it's a snarky and ironic love poem, since I HATE when the tip of my tongue hangs onto the word I want!

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  5. So true! Been there, done that. Repeatedly! Thanks for sharing, Mary Lee!

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  6. Hmmmmm. Clever.
    Would that I could attribute my word-hunts to lovestruck-ness. Alas, I think it is age. But if I wait awhile things bubble up from somewhere! Like your poem, Mary Lee!
    Janet F.

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  7. Your poem is...
    (my tongue is tied in knots.)
    It's so...
    (I'm all choked up.)

    Thanks for supplying this delightful fun.

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  8. Oh, Joy and Tabitha...This is almost what I was going to say...so now...(I'm at a loss for words).

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  9. Exactly, love needs little else. Terrific, Mary Lee

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  10. So delightful! well done, Mary Lee!

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  11. Hahaha--love this, Mary Lee. What fun!

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  12. Once you're in your sixties, you find that most of your conversations go like this!

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  13. Mary Lee, you've created a brand new poetic form, the perfect poetry prompt for kids! I can hear them in class clamoring for more of your Fill-in-the-Blankers!

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  14. This is perfect! I love it!

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  15. I agree with Gretchen. Perfect. Having way too many of these moneys recently!

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  16. Ok, just reread my comment. What I meant to say was that I was having way too many of these moments! How moneys got in there I have no idea! But it seems kind of perfect, given the content of the poem!

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    1. Hee Hee! Perfect, indeed!

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  17. Oh goodness. I'm dyslexic so I have horrible word recall. I have WAY too many of these moments. My kids and husband have learned to read my mind and finish my sentences. I love your poem.

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  18. Did you know me as a teenager? So many things I wanted to say but couldn't. This is a terrific poem.

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