Seven Wonderful Words

Choose seven of your favorite words, one of several inspiring prompts on the November menu at Cafe Writing…check it out if you’re doing NaBloPoMo and need an idea, or NaNoWriMo, and need a break!

Percolation~a word that recalls my mother’s Corningware percolator, hot coffee bubbling up inside the glass top with its own nifty little rhythm…

Dervish~ as in “whirling,” which calls to mind a the excitement of gyspy dancing, spooky firelight, an music from a squeezebox…

Lovely ~actually, I prefer the way the British say it – “luvly,” meaning “just ducky“…

Arabesque~a graceful ballet movement depicted in the sound of the word – and also one of my favorite pieces of music for piano, written by Claude Debussy…

Cavort~doesn’t that sound like fun??

Transcendent~a power I only wish I had, to place myself on a higher plane…

Please~a politeness, but also an exclamation, as in “puh-leeze”…


6 thoughts on “Seven Wonderful Words

  1. Oh, Percolating is an excellent word…I mean all of these are, but I really like that one.

    It applies to thoughts as well as coffee, of course.

  2. Wonderful words, Becca! I particularly love “luvly”, as I seem to say it a lot ;0)

    “Dervish” sounds like something scrumptious with powdered sugar sprinkled over it while it’s still warm, he he (maybe I’m just hungry?)


  3. Those are all fantastic words! Thanks for reminding me of some of them … now if you please, I think I will percolate on the idea of transcending into a lovely arabesque of the soul, pulling out of myself, pointing my sites high and cavorting with the whirling dervish of desire. xx, JP/deb

  4. I like all these words too – and ever since I lived in London, I use the word “lovely” way too often – but isn’t it a lovely word? 🙂

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