Sunday, March 11, 2018

Poetry Sunday

I found this marvelously thought-provoking piece - not quite short story, not quite essay, and not quite poem - by Kathy Fish on .Jellyfish Review ...

Collective Nouns for Humans in the Wild
by Kathy Fish

A group of grandmothers is a tapestry. A group of toddlers, a jubilance (see also: a bewailing). A group of librarians is an enlightenment. A group of visual artists is a bioluminescence. A group of short story writers is a Flannery. A group of musicians is — a band.

A resplendence of poets.

A beacon of scientists.

A raft of social workers.

A group of first responders is a valiance. A group of peaceful protestors is a dream. A group of special education teachers is a transcendence. A group of neonatal ICU nurses is a divinity. A group of hospice workers, a grace.

Humans in the wild, gathered and feeling good, previously an exhilaration, now: a target.

A target of concert-goers.

A target of movie-goers.

A target of dancers.

A group of schoolchildren is a target.

And I, Bilbo, would add that a group of Senators and Representatives is an irrelevance.

Have a good day, and enjoy the rest of your weekend. More thoughts tomorrow.



Mike said...

The S&R's could also be a nuisance.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I agree with Mike's suggestion.

allenwoodhaven said...

Great idea! Very interesting.