In - val - id in - va - lid without truth without health cannot withstand scrutiny cannot withstand exertion Worthless Worthless
NaPoWriMo Prompt – And now for our daily prompt (optional, as always). Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem based on a word featured in a tweet from Haggard Hawks, an account devoted to obscure and interesting English words. Will you choose a word like “aprosexia,” which means “an inability to concentrate”? Or maybe something like “greenout,” which is “the relief a person who has worked or lived in a snowy area for a long time feels on seeing something fresh and green for the first time”? Whatever you choose, happy writing!
Good morning and welcome to day two of NaPoWriMo where I go slightly off script. I’m not even sure if this is poetry, but I did check out Haggard Hawks Twitter page and it made me recall my dislike for the word in-va-lid because it is spelled exactly the same as in-val-id and what person wants to be seen as worthless. I mean when you invalidate something you weaken or destroy it. Should this really be a word used to describe someone who is disabled? So is there a seed of a poem here? Probably, but we have a busy weekend ahead. This is what popped into my head going through all the words Hawks broke down on their Twitter feed. Maybe later I will revisit this and it will germinate into a proper poem. Thanks for reading my start of something for day two.