Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Verse First ~ Fence


Welcome to Verse First, where simple notions prompt amazing poems. 

Today's notion?



FENCE



Language, nothing short of amazing, allows us to accurately communicate ideas and information. Except, of course, when multiple or mixed meanings get in the way.


The word fence, for example,  can refer to a structure, a sporting act, criminal sales or a means of protection. It can mean to ward off, to defend or to avoid giving directions. On the fence indicates indecisiveness, or an unwillingness to make a choice. 

Fence

Fagin's Thieves ~ George Cruikshank
Winter Berries, NYC © Kim Nelson

Enclosure, Alhambra, Spain © Kim Nelson
Fencing
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Looking forward to reading some amazing poems! ~ Kim




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24 comments:

  1. Thanks for the prompt. Back to comment on other poems later tonight :-)

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  2. I have posted mine and look forward to reading about the 'fences' of others!

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  3. 'fence posts' indeed :-)
    Nice one, Kim.

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  4. Clever, Aprille! I had a piece pre-written. Went back to post it and tossed it in the trash. The one I've shared demanded existence!
    Have fun, poets!

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  5. fabulous, I've had such a great time with this, thanks so much

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    1. Fun is vital, isn't it Emma? Glad this is the case.

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  6. Oh, how fun! I think I need to go mend a few...art ones ;D

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    1. Ella! Mending... another angle. Yay!

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  7. Thanks for this fencing conversation.

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  8. This took me to both old and new places. Thanks for the inspiration,

    Elizabeth

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    1. Old and new... this could create a great contrasting write.

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  9. Kim,

    Thank you for this wonderful prompt to write. I have only retuned from my week in France, a few hours ago!! Your prompt reminded me of my stay away from home:)

    Eileen

    I shall comment later/tomorrow. Thank you to all those very kind poets who left comments at my Blog last week. Much appreciated. Of course, without any internet connections, I was unable to reply until now..Thus my poem today:)

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    1. Looking forward to your piece, Eileen. So glad you enjoyed your trip and returned safely.

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  10. I had a bit of fun with this one! Thank you for the prompt. :)

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  11. Thank you for this excellent prompt, Kim, It gave me a poem I would not otherwise have arrived at, and some important insights ditto.

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  12. Great prompt, it just came instantly, some days it does. thanks Alan.

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  13. what a wonderful prompt, I never thought of writing about fences before.

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  14. Excellent prompt...so many ways to go with it...thank you.

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  15. Interesting prompt - haven't thought about fences for awhile but it was fun to take a run at it ...

    http://leapinelephants.blogspot.ca/2013/01/no-fences-nor-god.html

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  16. Since I'm a little late to the party, I'll leave my link here:

    Fence in the Middle of Nowhere

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  17. Late on this one. I am at: http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com

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