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Friday, January 25, 2013

Personification


All the things that had been his and were now hers settle like deadweight on her chest. She waits for the clouds to lift them off, beguile her with puppy dogs and dragons.
We want you to give us a 33-word example of personification.

54 comments:

  1. I love this poem and a very clever response to the prompt.

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  2. Puppy dogs and Dragons! What an interesting proposition!

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    1. Well. Clouds. You know? Thanks for reading, Joe.

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  3. Puppy dogs and dragons is a winning combination. I think it would make a good sugary cereal! :D Excellent take.

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  4. this one hurt. I felt those things settle on my own chest.
    If only puppies and dragons could take away that kind of pain.

    You move me.

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    1. Yeah, if only anything could take it away.

      Is there a greater compliment than that I move you, Kir? Wow. Thank you.

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  5. Aw... Emily wants to come in and wrangle some more clouds into happy shapes, but she respectfully maintains the dignity of the scene.

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    1. Happy shapes would be excellent, Dawn, but, sadly, not from Emily... But thanks for the offer (and props on your place!!).

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  6. A cloud with some silver lining in the shape of puppy dogs & dragons(cute yet dangerous?).An interesting read Kymm-liked it very much:-)

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    1. Yeah, the entire spectrum of clouds. Thanks Atreyee!

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  7. Deadweight on her chest.......puppy dogs and dragons........lots of good imagery in this piece. Nicely done!

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    1. Sorry to wrench... but thanks, Barbara.

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  9. Her pain comes through very well. If only puppy dogs and dragons could make it all better.

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  10. Such poignant lines and effective usage of words.. Love this line.. beguile her with Puppy dogs and dragons

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  11. ah, a good cloud watching session always lifts the spirits! :)

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  12. This is very nice. I never see dragons in clouds. Only weird noses (:

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    1. I would have thought you would see dragons everywhere, Draug! (Thanks!)

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  13. This is such a lovely piece Kymm. Beautiful use of the prompt!

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  14. I felt this weight. Love to daydream in clouds but never see puppies and dragons.

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    1. Yes, that weight. You'd be surprised what I see in the clouds... Thanks for reading, Gina.

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  15. I have seen dragons in the clouds, and they are beautiful. This was great.

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    1. Some are beautiful, some terrifying. Thank you, Tina.

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  16. This poem is really touching!

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    1. Always pleased to touch, Deana. Thank you.

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  17. Aww, makes me sad for her. Nice work. And it love the combination of puppy dogs and dragons. Creative.

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  18. This is very nicely written and touching also!!

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  19. Hope she feels better soon! Puppies and dragons are the thing these days, huh?:D

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    1. Thank you, dd. One day puppies and dragons, the next cirrus and cumulus...

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  20. The weight of "things". Nicely done!

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    1. Yeah, all those "things". Thanks, Renee.

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  21. Beguile is one of the great all-time words isn't it? Lovely poem.

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  22. It's a good one. Thanks, Lance!

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    1. Lighter and lighter. Thanks, Darcy.

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    1. So glad to hear that. Thank you, Kim.

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    1. Sorry for the sad, but thank you, Christine!

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  26. I know this feeling, I loved the lighthearted ending.

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    1. Sorry you know it, but glad for the light heart. Thanks, Amelia. (btw, you have my grandmother's name! <3)

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  27. A nice image of pictures in the sky.

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