Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Poetry Wednesday: A Scrabble poem about a Gox

Some of you know I love to play Scrabble on Facebook (some of you play with me).  I have a couple of fiendishly good partners in Ron and Will and I find I'm discovering a great many strange new words as a result.  Yesterday when I used "GOX" as a word in a game with Will, I was surprised to find it was a real word.  And then, a little spontaneous and whimsical poetry writing ensued in which we each added a line or two along with our turn.  It was rather fun, so I'll share the entire conversation here as my poetry Wednesday offering, complete with our errors and asides.
 
 
 
 
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9 comments:

Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

I'll do the illustrations. Who is searching for a publisher and an agent? You may be on to being the new children book's guru. Or Gox.

Bill S. said...

Very entertaining. It is amazing what the human mind can do when it is not idle.

bekkieann said...

Jacqui, you're hired!

Yes, Bill, there must be something about struggling to make words with limited sets of letters that primes the brain for creativity.

Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

So now I just have to figure out what a Gox looks like.

And why spell check doesn't like even if Scrabble does. This poem has put a terrible burden on me with chat on Scrabble.

bekkieann said...

Oh no, trust me, most of the time that chat line stays blank the whole game. Or we say dumb things like "you took my spot".

Bee's Blog said...

This is brilliant! Wonderchild!

bekkieann said...

Thank you, Bee, though I have to give credit (or blame) to Will -- he started it.

Michael said...

How original.....I really enjoyed this. I shall try and fir Gox in to my conversation today/

bekkieann said...

It's a great word. Something to do with oxygen. But it get's terrific points in scrabble if you place the X on a bonus square.