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siege From: siege Date: March 2nd, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
The elements of language as metaphor for existence: root verbs that aren't just cultural, but elemental. Energy flows. Matter is. Time processes (as in a procession). Living things do. Love fulfills. Change happens. Growing things become.

What happens when these elements become twisted in some way?
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 2nd, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

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I combined "Growing things become" with jenny_evergreen's idea for a liquid species. The result is "The Elemental Symbiotes," a free verse poem about several bizarre plants and animals on the planet of Botannia.

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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 3rd, 2010 02:23 am (UTC) (Link)

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Your prompt about root verbs got me thinking about linguistic unobtanium. So "Digging for Roots" is a sort of weave between linguistics and chemistry, incorporating some subtle plays on ideas from those and other scientific fields. It is free verse written in tercets.

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