Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A Host par Excellence

                                                                                       Attribution:  Stephen P. Weaver
Image: The Perfect Host (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
finery hidden gain reactive 
puissant (powerful, mighty, potent)
feelings layers figment naughty imitation
gnossienne (n. a moment of awareness that someone you’ve known
for years still has a private and mysterious inner life)

Colorful finery formal attire
Nothing hidden everything to gain
Reactive to puissant feelings to aspire
To myriads of layers of fame

Without any figment of imagination
Nor naughty imitations of responsibility
There may be reflections of a gnossienne
Contending to exhibit the ability

Drawing on all of his experiences
Extending likes of a nobility
A host par excellence, preeminent
As expected of one with dignity

Marian's at Real Toad's - the tuesday platform
Jilly's Day 23 - Host


  1. Always other things that many don't know, hidden from sight until they come to light.

  2. People are always so much more (than what they let everyone see).

  3. Sometimes we need to see beyond the exterior to truly appreciate people for what they really are..!

  4. Nice writing, Hank. The 'formal attire' and layers of knowing or not knowing someone is intriguing. Glad you joined in! Jilly

  5. Impressive how you turned given words into a powerful value message.

  6. What is that curious attraction to fame that we ourselves cannot aspire to? Personally I have not wasted that much of my time doing so.

  7. As always, I am astounded at what you make with the given words.

  8. We only reflect what we want seen. What an amazing write from a word list.

  9. Interesting. The language elevates the description.