Another Wily Wednesday! What to do, what to do? I don’t know actually, going to “fly by the seat of my pants”, as the saying goes.

…some minutes later!

Words! I want to explore the color of words a little. Not only the color, but the texture, the feel and the different ways words paint pictures for us. Hmm, I am wondering if this is a little adventurous for me? Too late, already started, can’t stop now.

Months ago I grouped together words that alone might be innocent, but together are most definitely not. So, if your of a gentle persuasion, embarrass easily or are uncomfortable with words that intimate sensuality and the erotic, I apologise right here and now. Sort of!

My list

Ivory: makes me think of the palest off white color. The feelings I attach with this word are soft, smooth, innocent and something waiting to be touched, felt with the fingers, handled with care. Expensive items are made from Ivory, such as piano keys. Ladies combs used to be made from it in centuries past. Now it is illegal to hunt Elephants and sell it.

Flesh: we all have it. Thoughts about flesh can be completely clinical, it comes in all shapes and sizes, colors and ages. We don’t hang too well together without it.

Hunger: food is probably the first thing thought of with this word. But, how many different types of hungers are there?

Seeking: We all do it. We are all seeking happiness, fulfillment, excitement, pleasure, friendship. The list is a lot longer than what I have written here.

Tongue: impossible to talk without one, to lick your lips when they are dry or to taste the food we eat.

Wetness: the planet can not survive without rain, we need water for so many of our daily tasks.

Penetrate: your mind can be penetrated by thoughts and ideas. Our computers are being penetrated by viruses and hackers all the time. Injections penetrate the skin and so it goes on.

Climax: the obvious climax’s come at the end of a movie or a book.

Alive: we all have to be alive to be reading this blog. Nothing happens if we aren’t alive.

Secret: we all have them. We try to keep other people’s and often want to know other people’s as well.

Folds: I automatically think of fabric and picture the way a beautiful velvet gown would drape and the shade and texture a fold in that dress would create.

Eager: those of us that are alive, usually are eager to experience life, eager to move on to the next project. Eager to see someone, or finish something.

All these words stand alone as quite ordinary words, nothing unusual or exceptional about them.
But listed below, they take on a different quality and texture. Bringing different thoughts to mind, turning from the ordinary to the provocative and full of possibilities.


As you see, these words are no longer innocent, but have a totally different context. I am proposing a little challenge girls. A poem or a drabble using these words to paint a written picture and blogged here. For purely educational purposes of course. πŸ™‚

8 thoughts on “Words in Context

  1. Evey Brown says:

    Tres Naughty!! I like the way your mind works…:)

  2. Wow! Beautiful! I love it, Eaton! Your skill with words is truly masterful. Yay!

  3. Unhinged says:

    I know exactly which word I’m going to choose to write my drabble.

    Great idea! Just the sort of inspiration I need, too.

  4. Eden Hail says:

    Lovely! This’ll have to wait until I come back, but I’ll definatly give it a go!

  5. Gwen says:

    Do we have to use all of them, or just one, or a few or???



    Lovely post, and great idea Byz. I’m looking forward to posting and reading the drabbles! =D

  6. Byz. says:

    I think using all the words is a nifty idea. πŸ™‚

  7. Hmmm…. I think I’ll take that as a challenge and put it on my regular blog. πŸ˜‰

  8. Byz. says:

    Excellent! I’m doing a poem. I am going to post to WR blog, is that ok?

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