This list of words has been nagging at me since the first day Elizabeth posted them, so I decided to knock them on the head once and for all.
Reincarnation is a great idea
so long as I can choose
the form and age and era.
Anything would be better
than being Joan of Arc at Rouen,
her life devoid of hope.
To be a gardener could be pleasant,
with an interest in rare plants,
and a boy to deal with the weeds
I’d wear flannel in the winter
and rub my back with jelly
to defend against lumbago.
Oh – a bad back – a frisson
of fear ripples through me.
No, I think I’ll change my mind,
I won’t come back at all.
She also asked some questions, to which my answers were succinct:
1. Can you define, describe the meaning of one of the words, by using some of the others? NO.
2. How can you celebrate the sound of these words. READ THEM ALOUD
3. What would a ripple affect read like? A GRAMMATICAL ERROR