Sunday, May 16, 2010

Prompt 116: Trembling

Nancy Bea Miller of Genre Cookshop brings us this week's prompt, trembling. Thanks for the image and poem, Nancy.

Rosebush in the breeze,
pink-hearted and poison-speared,
why do you tremble?

The Online Etymology Dictionary defines tremble thus:

tremble (v.)
c.1300, "shake from fear, cold, etc.," from O.Fr. trembler "tremble, fear" (11c.), from V.L. *tremulare (cf. It. tremolare, Sp. temblar), from L. tremulus "trembling, tremulous," from tremere "to tremble, shiver, quake," from PIE *trem- "to tremble" (cf. Gk. tremein "to shiver, tremble," Lith. trimu "to chase away," O.C.S. treso "to shake," Goth. þramstei "grasshopper"). A native word for this was O.E. bifian. The noun is recorded from 1609.
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  1. thank you for the prompt to inspire a poem.
    This rose poem is wonderful and asks an age old question, the sweetness of a rose mixed with it's thorns....

  2. Thank you, Nancy, for this wonderful prompt.
    It was a hard for me. At first I made an attempt to write something amorous but that wasn't going right.
    I ended up with a tribute prose poem which I enjoyed writing very much as it brought back so many more memories than I could put on paper.


    Flowers seem uppermost in our minds when we think of trembling!

  4. I wrote something for this website. Here is my link : Short Poems - I hope you enjoy it.

  5. God bless you for this inspiring prompt!..I trembled the moment I saw it.. Do visit my page.

  6. Love this prompt, Nancy.

  7. A sweet poem that sums up the paradox of roses very well! Love it! I also thank you for this fine prompt!

  8. i have no idea why my link post duplicated itself 6 times???? perhaps you can delete 5 of the 6... so very sorry!

  9. Another flower one here. Kinda had a hard time with this one for some reason.

  10. Sorry so late in posting my poem.


  11. Thanks for another great prompt!