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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

S is for

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S is for


               soft      
  sapphire
snow     
  shadow 
     slide
        slow
       sinuous
 saxophone
     surrender           


Other S words to describe you, your day, jazz, or just anything you love?




Miles Davis & John Coltrane ~ Kind of Blue
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61 comments:

João said...

S is for synch-ro-ni-zing and the delicacies you bring to the world, Ruth

Elisabeth said...

The letter 's' is my favourite letter, Ruth. It's round and smooth. in my name I prefer it to the hard lines of a 'z'.

Wonderful words here, and wonderful symmetry. Thanks Ruth.

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Thisss iss enough to make thissss little kind-of-blue lapisss lasssuli elephant lizzzzzp

Dan Gurney said...

Strum your strings,
Sing some songs,
Smile splendid serendipity,
Sweeten your sweetie,
Sniff them sweet sinnamon rolls,
Sip some Sri Lankan teas,
Share your happiness.

Andrew said...

Sleep, symmetry, symphony, serious, sick, somnambulism, sensuous, sorry...

Shari Sunday said...

Sensuous sounds. I love S. Shari Sunday

Bruce Barone said...

shrines

George said...

Yes to "s." Rounded, open, balanced, unconfined, sensual, pulsating — ever the reminder of our twisted but joyful path of life.

Maureen said...

S is for: swell sounds softened shadows senuous symphony

Julie said...

Beautiful. Yes, "S" is such a lovely sound. It is in the silence--the pauses--but it is also in the breath of the music. What an awesome poem you make with the sound. I love the form and the words (and the music in the words and the video). "Surrender" is a wonderful final word for the poem. It is a positive and peaceful surrender.

I echo Joao's comment...S is for synch-ro-ni-zing. It makes my day Sweeter.

California Girl said...

music choice fits the poem...slyly.

Char said...

oh that music...puts me in such a happy and relaxed place. gorgeous.

s is for slumber which i need a bit more of and spring which i dream of on this beautiful, sunny cold day.

Margaret Bednar said...

...sweet sinammon rolls! love it. You have such a wonderful eye and ability with a camera. I would LOVE to see you find the whole alphabet with your camera within nature and then write a poem about each. That is a book I would buy!!

ellen abbott said...

sweet, soft, silky, silent.

ds said...

Sigh...

deb colarossi said...

ah....ds said it before I could.

sacred.

Peter said...

No more "s" needed here!

Thanks for this and thanks to Miles & John ... and thanks to Mr. Sax who invented the saxophone! :-)

who said...

S is considered the most valuable chip, in all the tiles of scrabble. With written word Ruthi, which I assume you already know, but will share with you and your readers just in case in this comment.

because of the nature of the lettered "S" you should be careful or at least mindful of it's use when being apostrophe'd out. I would make sure that leash and collar are of sound condition, properly secured, and that the word have a firm grip on its leash (and for God's sake DO NOT used those extending and retractable leash-on-a-string dealy-thingys because that piece of string is not an adequate leash and to make madder's worse (Oh cripe, that was a close one) the string is attached to a coiled spring wheel that is even less resistant to breaking than the inadequate piece of string.

so when you have S or s on a word with a little bit of freedom to hang ten off that imaginary board it's word is surfing on, be very mindful of it's use when followed by (to the reader's right, the word's left) the word, word.

because if S or s collar fails or get's off, leash for any reason and is not subjected to a rivering current strong enough to sweep away the off leash s or worse S, if either of the ess ess is not swept into the next line north of where it went off leash I can guarantee which word it will form an electron bond with, to form anu word (the word to the readers right, and the words left). In the event that this occurrence happens and the word to the right, and the words left, and THAT word's word, well I think you can imagine what new word for that sentence is formed in the re-arrangement and union of this author unintended group of letters bonded together.

The word becomes the fabled tempered sharpened metal. The exact type of metal and it's metallic properties are unknown. when the new word "sword" is formed, the word is actually "EXCALIBUR"

Now, are you or your readers aware of what that "sword" is capable of doing in the hand of, oh I don't know, say someone born in California (state with the longest diagonal line as it's BOARDer) but said person no longer resides in that state, so said person can be described as an EX - Californian?

are you people aware of what can be cracked, or the chain reaction that can be set off if something is cleaved?

I pray to God, for the devil's sake. You authors of written word know what you are doing.

And I do NOT like the devil, at all. So it's sort of strange that I find myself praying to God asking him that he might want to get his ass down here because it appears that our ol' pal Lucifer's head just might be found rolling along in the event that it gets lopped off. Because God, if you can hear me, there are an awful lot of lingering souls round these parts who are greasing up axles to skewer that head so unless you is OK with that wheel having a little bit of a wobble he had better get his ass down here or send some one to do it. Because I do not think these swarming souls are beginning to swarm for no reason and because of the anticipation building up from, what I think they know, is on the horizon, I believe you could just go ahead and skip the whole prophet deal because it is very apparent to US that that head will not roll for very long before someone skewers it with an axle (I know it's been a while, but might I remind you what happened the last time this happened? God? uh-oh I think line just whent dead)

Patricia said...

S swoops, slides, swings
Such sweet sounds!

So love it in blue. I once taught a student who had synesthesia. Each letter and number appeared in its own color. Sounds were accompanied by colored textures. What a sensory treat.

Oliag said...

Sisters...sighing...singing...silence...Love the music:)

Oliag said...

Just got back from watching the Chrysler superbowl commercial...I missed this on Sunday...spent part of the game in the car...Love it!

erin said...

ohhh, i'm so glad it plays while i write. but i don't have any idea what i was going to write, i am soooo fine.........

xo
erin

cathyswatercolors said...

S is for sweet,silent,sofia. The mom i miss and loved. xoxocb
Loved the chair Ruth. Perfect task for a winter day.

Ruth said...

Obrigada, João. S is for Pessoa . . . All is worthwhile if the soul is not small.

Ruth said...

Elisabeth, I've always loved the spelling of your name with an S. My daughter's name is Lesley; some people pronounce it Lezley, and some more essy. I prefer the second, but I kinda think the other way is sexier. Thank you, Elisabeth.

Ruth said...

Lorenzzzo, may all your S's come true. And all your zzzz's too, you bee of the invisible, you.

Ruth said...

Dan . . .

Sertainly you spice up the air with your stimulating songs! Sank you!

Ruth said...

Andrew, truly that was a salmagundi of S's.

who said...

hi Ruthi, funny thing, I got an earful from someone claiming to be a creator. It was a phone call.

on the soulphone, this voice said, after adding many descriptive expletives before and after my name, told me S is for stereo chemistry, for Sulfone, something about double bonds, chirality, handedness and Ancient Egyptians oSiris.

Greens, Violets, Yellows, Blues, Jazz and all sorts other chiral kindnesses taboot

it said it was lucky I duck, I guess there were planes with my head lopped off, spinning skewered on le ax el

Ruth said...

Shari, of course you love sibilants!

Smile.

Ruth said...

Bruce, . . . sacred.

Ruth said...

George, I think of a certain swirling, twirling shrimp stopped in motion, hovering in an egret's beak, caught on a camera's sensor . . . rounded, open, balanced, unconfined, sensual, pulsating . . . !

Ruth said...

Maureen, yesssss.

The Solitary Walker said...

Alas, yesterday turned out straight, sensible, solid and stolid in Solitarywalkerville. Hoping for more of a serpentine, sensuous, sensual, even sybaritic day today!

Ruth said...

Julie, your kind words have a saltant effect on me. Your work is sagacious.

Ruth said...

California Girl, the music created the poem, serenely.

Ruth said...

Char, I am square with you: I need more slumber, and just yesterday was the first day this winter when the thought of spring landed in my head, like a migrating snow goose.

Ruth said...

Margaret, thank you! I actually started to do just what you said a few years ago and didn't get too far. I did post the word "HI" written on the side of the barn by euonymus vines, here:

http://ruthie822.blogspot.com/2006/05/hi-from-farm.html

Ruth said...

Ellen, smooth and satiny.

Ruth said...

ds, sough . . . suspire . . .

Ruth said...

Deb . . . spiritual.

Ruth said...

Peter, yes, Mr. Sax, about whom I learned from you, my Swedish francophile friend.

Ruth said...

Dusti :)

I like the S in Scrabble, but I always think it stinks a little too, because it is only worth one point. But it can be a subitaneous big point-getter when joining two long words!

Ruth said...

Patricia, strange and singular syndrome!

Ruth said...

Oliag, oh yes, sisters . . . siblings. xoxox

Ruth said...

Oh, and Oliag, we missed the Chrysler ad too and saw it on the evening news next day. I want to post about it ....

Ruth said...

erin . . . soniferous stillness.

Ruth said...

Cathy, sorrowful and sentimental, you summon her.

Ruth said...

Dusti, such scary images!

Ruth said...

Solitary Robert, I wish you a sybaritic, synechiological, supernal, suaveolent day today!

Marcie said...

S is for sunshine and snow!!! Happy images!!!

Terresa said...

That "S" in the snow is some kind of wonderful, as are Davis & Coltrane, as are you.

Ruth said...

Marcie, you know, you lover of the snow show!

Ruth said...

Terresa, Shucks! Thank you.

Jeanie said...

Swell, silly, and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Amy @ Soul Dipper said...

Ditto to Joao - your first comment. Your delicacy is so very welcome.

freefalling said...

oh Ruth, I love a whistled sibilant 's'.
It's one of my favourite things to do.
You MUST try it.
We had a little man on tv who advertised Yates Spray for pests, bugs and aphids.
Go on - have a go - it's fun!

who said...

that's just a soap spray right freefalling? and not a secticide right?

Susan said...

sons, soft sweaters, saply syrup, sand, sparkling silver, snappy sibilance, slippery slide, shining sun, songs sung sweetly, silly sisters....susie

Loring Wirbel said...

Spasmodic, salient, silly, surreal Sun City Girls, spent, somnambulent, sordid, saxophone skronk, stutter-shudder (thanks MJ Sullivan for her favorite term), swoony, surly, sriracha, squonky

Ginnie said...

I love Margaret's idea of the nature alphabet book with accompanying poems. :) Maybe you can take it up again and finish it?

Simple. KISS (keep it simple stupid). It's not an easy word for me but I'm trying. :)