Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Verse First ~ Body

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

Today's notion?


Body... What are we talking about here? Could be a variety of things. Could be a human being, a person, or just the trunk or torso of said person. A body can also be a group of people organized for the same purpose, like a legislative or religious body. Or, it could be a corpse. (Yikes!)

Body also refers to a mass distinct from other masses, like a body of water; or similarly, it can identify a collection distinct from others, like a writer's body of work.

Body can refer to the main, central, or principal part of  a given object, such as the nave of a church, the enclosed part of a vehicle, or the sound box of a musical instrument. That leads us to another meaning: The fullness or resonance of a musical tone.

Then there are the culinary references. Body refers to the richness and flavor of tasty dishes and fine wines, and can also imply denseness, fullness, or firmness of texture.

So many possibilities! 
Body. What do you think? 

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Can't wait to read every body's work!  ;-) ~ Kim

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  1. great prompt Kim...
    made me think for the first time, before writing!

  2. Like this prompt Kim, really got me motivated this morning.

  3. Glad to motivate you. I just added mine to the mix.

  4. Kim, I love all the types of "body" you came up with! I might be stretching it a bit, but I think it works :-)

  5. Thanks so much for your delightful prompt! You gave us quite a body of choices. :) I've just posted a body-related limerick. :)

    Madeleine Begun Kane

  6. I've linked to one from 2008, which is all about bodies.

  7. Kim, thanks for the prompt. I actually combined this with the existentialist prompt with Kerry at Real Toads, and it worked pretty well! But then again, a TRUE existentialist wouldn't be part of... oh crap, I'm thinking too much. As Groucho Marx said upon being told of his invitation to join a private club, "I wouldn't want to be a part of any organization that would have ME as a member."

    Love to all, Amy and I'll be back after rehearsal to read. This is NOT a "drop and run"!!

    1. I thought about doing the same, Amy, but could not get my mind and muse to cooperate. Will have to re-approach the existential.

  8. I cannot say I was prompted by this, to write my verse. I just randomly stumbled upon your blog, so thought my latest was appropriate.

  9. Off to work, but will be back to read all of your lovely offerings this afternoon! Good prompt, Kim!

  10. Kim,

    I appreciated this prompt, with the Easter week which influenced my words.
    Another very depthful prompt:)

    Best Wishes,

  11. It just so happens I have a poem today which fits this idea in many ways!

  12. Body, who needs a body? Actually my persona's suggestion for a taking a trip via a lack thereof is another coincidence.


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