Wednesday, 2 February 2011



1. needless repetition of an idea, especially in words other than those of the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearness.
2. an instance of such repetition.
3. Logic .
a. a compound propositional form all of whose instances are true.
b. an instance of such a form.

I resent
The tautology of brick laying
Forced labour in the drizzle
So I apply myself to the task
Until bricks disappear
Leaving only pure movements
Urban zen.

The background picture is copyright of Willow of Willow Manor, who has put it forth as a writing prompt.
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Doctor FTSE said...

A really good idea for a poem here. Well done.

gautami tripathy said...

So very beautiful...


Tumblewords: said...

Urban Zen - delightful read.

anthonynorth said...

Urban Zen. I like that.

thingy said...

Wonderful poetry. : )

I love your photography, also.

Tess Kincaid said...

And whistle while you work?

~T~ said...

Very nice! A perfect word, and poem, for bricks.

Jingle said...


Judy Roney said...

I learned something here. I love the thoughts of getting rid of the bricks and experiencing pure zen. :)

Kristen Haskell said...

I love your word of the day. I learn so much from you and this piece is no exception. Well done!