Monday, September 21, 2015

Mutually benefiting one another not anywhere banal

                                                                                             Attribution: Evelyn Simak
Image: A Willow on the Embankment (here)

MLMM's the given words:
cynosure (something that strongly attracts attention by its brilliance)
pelagic (of or relating to the open seas or oceans)
sinew (a ​structure that ​provides ​support and ​holds it together)
caress embankment sand raw reject cold spoon

Imposing in its beauty of stated cynosure elements
Not pelagic but still standing tall caressing the canal
Sinew of its buttress root the length of the embankment
Mutually benefiting one another not anywhere banal

They quenched a thirst of promise to each other
Weeping willow devoid of sadness sturdy of strength
The green grass below to provide a luxuriant cover
Co-existence held tightly by grains of golden sand

Humans raw in their dealings to outwit their rivals
Quick to reject overtures than to rationally consider
Cold in brushing off against those who were feeble
To spoon off excuses with disdain without bother

For Yves' hosting at MLMM Wordle #79 and
Kerry's The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads


  1. I like the way you have woven a human element into the description.

  2. I love weeping willows XD

    This poem is vibrant and luxurious in description. I particularly like how you used spoon!


  3. Humans sure can look out for me myself and I and shun anyone else that gets in the way.

  4. People can bring about their own mutually assured destruction

  5. The willows weeping.. I'm sure the atrocities of humanity has something to do with it.

  6. Wonderful weeping willows Hank, poem and picture.

  7. Hank, this was sensual and vivid. You used "pelagic" in a poem, and it worked, so good on YOU! Love, Amelita

  8. I love how your wove the various elements of nature and the shallowness of human nature into the whole.

  9. Wonderful how you weave these words together into a strong new creation.

  10. I just planted a weeping willow this past summer. Cool poem.

  11. You do such a good job of making a sensible piece from another's divergent word list. Well done.