Wednesday, February 26, 2014

STRIVE


STRIVE
aspire
work toward

slurping princesses
find table etiquette
a troublesome beast to best

"fighting against one's own nature."



Inspiration for this piece and A note on form:  It seems like forever since last a Three Word Wednesday collided (on the last Wednesday of the month) with a clarity pyramid; it's only been since November.  It take as long to find my way with this one.  I do tend to struggle a bit finding the right fit, but having recently looking at a picture of my niece from her recent visit to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, the idea just kind of flowed.  [3WW=>aspire, beast, slurp(ing)]

6 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha. its a learning process, manners....especially when you are so excited as to take a tea, with a child mid afternoon....

Jae Rose said...

It takes as long as it takes..and when it comes it's perfect..mind you I think at that age I would put etiquette on hold and enjoy eating cakes and sandwiches with my fingers! good to see you

Poet Laundry said...

Yes, it's a tough one to learn not to slurp! I like how "princesses" and "beast" and that adorable photo make me think of fairy tales. Nice work!

quest4peas said...

Yeah, table etiquette is a troublesome beast

Claudia said...

hehe...i find slurping princesses charming as long as they're small but when grown up a bit table manners are not bad at all..smiles

Nathaniel C. Oliver said...

"slurping princesses find table etiquette a troublesome beast to best" - I would say this line is perfect, but of course, there is no perfection in poetry. It is beautiful, though - I have a two-year-old daughter, so I have a bias here, but still... the sound and the sense are arranged in this line in a simple but overwhelmingly successful way. Great poetry should be filled with lines such as these; amazing!