Scripturient Burst

“Visualize a tree;
relax under its shade;
bask in the light beyond its canopy;
drink birdsong; merge with all.”

“But 
I find comfort in the twists of darkness.”

“Light is best for all,” she told me.

I tried her way—
became dirt, tree, birds… 
Then my scripturient soul bucked
and burst wildly into the world.    

flashing Mama Zen over at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads


Scream, by Vimark 

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  1. ...ooo..."scripturient"! Niiccccceee, she exhaled.

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    1. It tastes delicious to the ears, doesn't it!

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  2. Mag, I love when u talk dirty! :-)

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    1. Why do you think I do it? ;-D

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  3. Well now, there's a word! You need that on a t shirt. Love this. Love the image, too!

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    1. My muse wants the shirt for Halloween!

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  4. “Light is best for all,” she told me.

    That's the lie they try to feed us all from birth and for some its possible true, but not all. There will always be some whose souls break free and want to sing with the night. Darkness has its own colours and beauty that needs its authors too.


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    1. Everybody (and every aspect) needs somebody, right?

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  5. I really like the last two lines.

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    1. *wiggles the word-full hips*

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  7. What a word!!!! Love the imagery this evokes <3 :-)

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  8. I'm flummoxed. Scripturient isn't in the Gage Canadian Dictionary. Root is obviously scripture, hmmmmm. Embarrassed to tell you that I'm puzzled by the child of the dark who has a scripturient soul??? On the other hand I don't want to ruin it by belabouring the point. Sigh. Could you just give me a teensey little bit of insight - on facebook if you don't want to spoil it for the rest of your readers.

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    1. The meaning has words in it... and they are kicking to get out. ;-D

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    2. I had to look it up to - wonderful word - "having a strong urge to write" (Webster) another source said "Possessing a violent desire to write."

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  9. Bucking and bursting! Yee-haw!

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    1. Now I feel like galloping into the twilight...

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  10. I am so glad you combined the two blogs. Now i can binge read you so much easier. And you get all kinds of Magaly in one place. Just love it. I also loved how you taught me a new word! Scripturient! Just lovely!
    As for your nostril-eyeball congratulations! I am just wandering what in earth are you going to do with an axe? Scare the neighbors? Cut your own Yule tree?

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    1. I like it much better this way. And I'm sooo happy you love the new word. I might have to write something for the ax... ;-D

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  11. A thing's gotta be what it's gotta be!

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  12. It's not often anymore that I have to look up a word's definition but I had to do that with "scripturient" -- I could tell it had something to do with writing but exactly what was unclear. Thanks, I love learning new words!

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    1. *Does a little dance!* I've linked the meaning... it's yummy!

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  13. Love it! Being a child of darkness I loved how you weaved it in. Light is nice, times a bit too bright :).

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  14. Oh, nice new word. Keep it high! :)x

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  15. I need both. I need the light and the birds, and I need the darkness and to twist and turn. Life is not one thing or another, and neither are we.

    I love posts like this that make me pause and consider my own nature. <3

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    1. The balancing aspects of personal choice are a wonderful thing...

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  16. Learnt a new word today. Yes, one's bubbly feelings spill over wishing to write and write! Wonderful write Magaly!

    Hank

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  17. One way or another there's a break through.

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  18. Darkness is so rewarding sometimes.. But one need to exercise the beauty sometimes too,..

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    1. Have you ever seen a grove of stars that looks breathtaking in brightness? Ever seen a Luna moth glowing in sunlight? Fireflies dancing their joy in the rays of the sun? Can you think about any of these things without admitting to the immensity of their beauty? I think one of the things we fail to see, every now and again, is the fact that Darkness is only synonym with "ugly" when we make it so. For some (like for me who can't see well in the sun and happen to be allergic to its rays) brightness is not all that pretty... and sparkly meadows and cute chirpy birds feel creepy. The world is an uncanny pretty thing were true beauty only lies within--both Dark and Light, methinks.

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  19. Thanks for the new to me word, it is wonderful. Your last stanza and last sentence in particular is beautiful. Quote worthy!

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    1. It felt wonderful as it birthed out of my heart. ;-)

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  20. I like the energetic turn and burst in the end ~ Well I learned a new word too ~ Happy week to you ~

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    1. Don't you just adored those yummy old words? I can't understand why something that says so much can go obsolete. Injustice, methinks!

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  21. Absolutely love this!

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  22. Great 55 ~ just watched PBS 'Birdsong' a few evenings ago so that word conjures up all sorts of images!

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    1. I usually avoid movies and novels about war, but Birdsong keeps on popping up... I might have to take a look-see! I do love some yummy images. ;-)

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  23. Scripturient what an amazingly gorgeous word! You are always enlightening me and teaching me new things Magaly!

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    1. I love the taste of its sound in my ear... and the imagery that it evokes makes me want to dance a little. And write a lot. ;-)

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  24. Darkness is where I was raised, and where I breathe best, and it long ago lost all its terrors--the bright light of a surgery, or a baking desert slaughter zone is infinitely more frightening, I think. But of course, nothing is really black or white. I like how you have made us rethink all these stereotypes here--and I love that photo. Hope your eyes are doing better, Magaly.

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    1. Right back at you, HedgeWitch. I love the way you weave your poetry, the emotions you evoke with each idea... the way your poems bring to life the bits so many things so many tend to miss. And yes, I definitely enjoy the shape of your Darkness. ♥

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  25. Night is my comfort zone for writing...Love this piece!

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    1. I'm right with you! My muse is definitely a night dweller. And thank goodness for that. If she was a day being, we would never see each other. ;-D

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    2. P.S. I'm having so much fun researching my Tuesday piece!

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  26. (Blogger stole my first post!! Trying again...) You found a magic word, didn't you? See, this is normally where I'd tell you how great your poetry is. And this piece is no exception. But I'm more impressed that you found such a perfect, important little word. T-shirts and Coffee Mugs! Go!

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    1. I'm pretty sure Blogger likes to gobble some of the yummiest bits. The gluttonous beast!

      Let the t-shirts, coffee mugs and throw pillows come! Yes, throw pillows... just imagine how cool it will be to hold them in front of you, shaking it at someone with passion in your eyes... the pillow. *cough*

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  27. I'm glad stopped by, what a wonderful piece!
    ZQ

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  28. a word I'd not heard before, thanks for the elegant weave ~

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    1. You are very welcome. Thanks for the visit. ;-)

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  29. Darkness is merely a mirror. We only see in it what we bring with us. <3

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    1. Beautiful words, my dear Fox! Beautiful and so very trues. ♥

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  30. I adore "scripturient"--never heard this word before and it is so poetic in and of itself, but then add the definition into the mix and it's absolutely glorious. Thanks :-)

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    1. When I saw the words labeled as obsolete, I wanted to shriek. I mean, who in their right mind would let go of such treasure!

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    2. Who in their right mind indeed!!

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  31. absorb it all until you burst… I really like "drink birdsong"

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  32. What a glorious word, scripturient! Your words flow like honey here, Magaly. I came over to say thanks for the Poe posting. The Poe-sting? ;^) Magical, this. Amy

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    1. I do LOVE it, too. It's like a passionate party in one word, isn't it? So glad you liked my Poe-sting, lol!

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  33. I have to admit, I didn't reply here early because of a profound jealousy. You will share the word, right? Because it's just the perfect word (and a lot more positive than graphomania).

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    1. We can share. There is so much to this word. We can definitely share. ;-)

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  34. Thanks of linking the meaning of the word ;o)
    Keep bucking wildly girl!
    I love this ;o)

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    1. *kick, kick (takes a breath and blows some kisses) kick!*

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