Thursday, April 23, 2015

The U-word!

                                                                        Attribution: Adrian Michael
Image: A U-Shaped Valley in Switzerland (here)

U for the U-Word

The given 3WW words:
hush desperate beautiful

Hush! not to be alarmed
It has a strange fascination
It can start most innocently
Nothing to indicate its versatility
Just pick a word, any word
Precede it with a U and hey presto!
It creates a new meaning and
becomes an entirely new word

It'll turn the opposite very conveniently like
Unaffected Unassuming Unceremonious
Undeterred Unequaled Unfaltering
and lots more

Or it can be a stand alone to start with
Ubiquitous and seen everywhere
having its own strength like
Ultimate Umbrage Umpire Umpteen
By itself with its own meaning

Or perhaps indicating concern absent
before putting the U for instance
Uphill Uprising Uproar Upsurge
Uptight Unsightly Unrest

It's unbearable, uncanny
not being desperate
But it is still beautiful!

For Blogging A to Z April Challenge - U and
Grace's hosting at deVerse OpenLink Night #147 and
Thomg's 3WW week #424


  1. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge - where I am part of the A to Z Ambassador Team! (I'm a minion/volunteer under Arlee.)
    Great post. I'm looking forward to more. Let me know if I can help you in any blogging way this month. Congratulations on making it this far! Finish strong. You can do it!
    Don't forget our after party. The Relections Linky List will open on Monday May 4th. (For links directly to posts, not to general blog addresses.)
    I've followed you on your listed social media sites.
    -J @JLenniDorner

    That is a fantastic image! Great writing, too.

    1. Thanks Lenni! You're most encouraging! Will look up the Reflections list later. Will follow up with you henceforth!


  2. Excellent Hank, good to read first thing this morining.

  3. and U is more than me .. excellent thoughts on letters.

  4. Clever clever clever. Well done, Hank.

  5. Nicely done, you have a gift with words... thank you!

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

  6. How fun with all the U words ~ You are almost at the home stretch with the April Challenge ~ Have a good Friday & weekend ~

  7. i see that U were having fun with the U words...ha... def. a cool the shape and sound

  8. Great use of the prompts! Unique :)

  9. Very interesting. I've never done an A-Z challenge. All of the U words worked so untiringly into this post is so very clever. Excellent! Hayes Spencer is Kanzensakura

  10. Hank, that was very clever! U is far more versatile than most people realize.

  11. U sure let the U's fly over and under Un-ing away haha

  12. My family history comes from Switzerland. My grandfather was an excellent yodeler.

  13. Ultimately a unique U post unusually uish!

  14. Great exercise with U< Sir Hank!

  15. Oh... This was a surprising piece Hank. Who knew this about U :)

  16. I loved this U post. Quite clever and very interesting.

  17. Hank, only U could come up with this idea! Really, it's an homage to a letter of the Western alphabet. Whodathinkit? Only my buddy Hank. So cool! Amelita

  18. Hank, send me an email - - I want to feature you at the A to Z Blog in June.

  19. TRuLY the world WiLL
    be A lonely place
    without U.. as withot U
    there can only be
    with jST io's and no U..
    4i and o and no jstice 4 U..;)