Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Poem 6: The Meaning Of I Mean

 It's like
not quite
but almost
coming close to
approaching
sort of but
virtually
approximately
similar to
metaphorically
juxtaposing it with
a quasi
semblance
verging
on
vagueness


© 2010 by Kathryn Feigal. All rights reserved. 

25 comments:

  1. Better than way past and beyond, over the hill and gone!

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  2. Hi Kass,
    I love this post and its picture!! The way you play with the words is funny and smart.

    Meaning can be mean indeed!

    loveNlight
    Gabi

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  3. Is it better to refrain from commenting or to say that this piece doesn't work for me?
    (shaolin soccer quote time: "...creative work is highly subjective.")

    Admittedly, in asking the question I enact an answer.
    Well, I say it bearing you no ill will and in full appreciation of some of your other pieces.

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  4. Cookie, you are certainly keeping up to the one-a-day commitment. I admire your prolific poetry production.

    And what I mean to say, I mean, is that I get the meaning of this one, and it's not mean in the least. I don't think you've got any mean in you.

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  5. DAVE - Exactly!

    GABI - Glad to see you back. I guess sometimes I get tired of people saying, "It's like...I mean..." -
    and also how in so much of creative writing something is like something else. The wind is like a lion. Sure, it has its place, but sometimes I just want things to be what they are - but then again, they never are...

    ALESA - I trust your opionion all the more now.

    LESLIE - I knew you would get exactly what I meant. Thanks.

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  6. well, I think it is a very clever and funny post and picture. Juxtapose is an excellent word.

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  7. I think it's delightful. Will you shout at me though if I offer a suggestion? Rather than 'nothing' say 'nothing much'. Everything else in the piece is vague but 'nothing' is absolute. Just a thought.

    Oh, and a great picture to go with it.

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  8. JULIE - Yes, I like juxtapose a lot too.

    JIM - The trouble with me is I NEVER shout. I can type furiously, though. I like your suggestion. How about 'verging on vagueness' instead of nothing much? That keeps it really cyclical and inane.

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  9. It's your poem, Kass. It was just what jumped out at me If it feel right then go with it.

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  10. Oh, I love this ~ it is just SO Valley Girl! Use the pretty egg ... can't wait to see what you do with it. I imagine great things.

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  11. HELEN - I don't know if I can write anything delicate enough for that painted egg. I'll try.

    You're right, the whole, "I mean...it's like..." gets so tiresome. I mean like, reallllly!

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  12. ahem ... "excuse me?????"

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  13. S. ETOLE - You got it. Exquooooooze Me!

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  14. Ha ha! Is it bad that I totally understand what I think you may have said? You are showing what a talent you have for diversity as well as poems!

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  15. Exactly! you nailed it. I guess you changed it after Jim's suggestion, but I like your verging on vagueness

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  16. This pretty much covers it, doesn't it? What else is there left to say? Perhaps Congress can borrow your speech.

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  17. VICKY - Thank you, but I wish I could write something as tender as your last post.

    AJ - Oh, I forgot those 3 words. Can I steal them?

    TAG - There's more verisimilitude in verging on vagueness, don't you think?

    MARIE - Busted! I did steal that from a congressman.

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  18. This could become an anthem for so many of us!!

    Beyond excellent!!!

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  19. ERYL - Argh is right!

    P. J. - An anthem. Ha! Raise our flags high!

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  20. Ah, you are so creative - I love it!

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  21. Loved the photo, Kass. Thanks for the chuckles it provided.

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  22. POETIC & JOHN - Thanks.

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