Monday, January 23, 2006

The Best List of 2005 (from integrity to the inept)

I love year-end lists. I start tasting them in December and continue until near the end of January. And here's the best I've read for 05. It's a compilation list: the best lists from And it will keep you busy for quite some time. Especially number 5; The Best Links 2005 from I can enjoy these until next December.

And my grapez challenge: write a 10 line poem with one word in each line from the Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year 2005:
1. integrity
2. refugee
3. contempt
4. filibuster
5. insipid
6. tsunami
7. pandemic
8. conclave
9. levee
10. inept
The ideal poem, of course, would start with word 10, continuing in descending order, with word 1 in the final line. And that would be, of course, the best poem of 2005.

1 comment:

Martin Edmond said...

'like an inept mountain' is a phrase from Ern
Malley who never drove a Chevy to the levee
or any other conclave of the willing.
His pandemic was words away from that
tsunami of ghouls, nor did he have
'a taste for the insipid, like sherbert,' to
quote a filibuster orchestrated by the dead
poet out of his contempt for all this
refulgent clamour, this refugee society
where we contrive without integrity to live.