Monday, February 13, 2017

I ❤ zeugma

I love trying new recipes &, sometimes, my students' patience.
I love getting around obstacles of hypocrisy & by bicycle.
I love reading books written for younger audiences & arcs of flying Frisbees.
I love writing concisely & couplets.
I love running dirt trails & early for meetings.
I love asking questions & for ideas.
I love hearing popcorn pop & They Might be Giants.
I love wandering thoughts & libraries.
I love learning keyboard shortcuts & how my wife's day was.
I love going abroad & to sleep.

Happy Valentine's Day!
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  1. I laughed when I read your first line. Great play on words. I love popcorn popping and libraries, too!

  2. I love how short and sweet the poem is! Just the simple things you love

  3. As soon as I read They Might Be Giants, I had a soundtrack in my head. Strange how words can do that?

    1. You've nutshelled the power of words as idea & memory packages, Kevin. Writing specifically packs what can be delicious punches. "I love hearing popcorn pop & music" wouldn't have had the same effect. By naming the music precisely, the words connect with a reader like you -- and either intrigue or alienate any number of other readers :)

  4. I love this post. I immediately checked out more zeugmas/i. I have never heard of this figure of speech. It does catch hold attention.


  5. Fabulous!!! I was laughing and thinking what I can come up with.

  6. Like Mary Ann, I checked out zeugmas because it was a new word for me. I think what you created was splendid. Happy Valentine's Day.

  7. Sadly, because he was reigning, a jazz king left his harp in Sam Frank's Disco. Happily, he just zuegmaed all the way home... in the rain... with a pluckish grin dripping with character on his face!

  8. Very cool! Something to keep in mind to try during March. I have to admit, I was puzzling over They Might Be Giants. So glad Dogtrax's comment cleared that up for me.

  9. I love this poem and sleeping late. (he he he) #sunchatblogger

  10. I love this - so much fun! And I learned a new literary term :-).

  11. I must know more and perhaps copy this style for my blog. Shameless fan. sk