(Tweeting as @TSupercargo)
Greetings, Artwiculati. With 2 hours left, here comes another amalgam of RTs rounded-up by @TheSupercargo’s doppelganger.
Todays WOTD attracted a goodly collection of poems – some of them (in my humble opinion) very good indeed.
It was in particular the likeness in colour to silver and the associations with mercury that seemed to inspire you.
@Elixir_V saw starlight and snow
RT @Elixir_V Frozen starlight/ Falling on snow/ A silver amalgam #haiku
@honeygloom saw the morning pierced
RT @honeygloom Morning amalgam / lead stretched across quick silver / pierced with gold lancets #haiku #artwiculate
@beezknez saw the moon embraced
RT @beezknez The moon ~ in amalgam slip of silver ~ shines shy ~ embraced by his darkness ~ the night #artwiculate
And @DarkHaikuMoon saw a band between heaven and earth
RT @DarkHaikuMoon Amalgam between ~ heaven and earth ~ a sliver band ~ the fire of mercury ~ reflected
There were also some interesting thoughts on the subject of amalgamation. Some more serious than others:
@cyberhaikutoday – perhaps thinking of yesterday’s WOTD – looked to the End of it All
RT @cyberhaikutoday at the end / of life’s road / an amalgam of memories / to pillow / your head #amalgam #memories #gogyohka #micropoetry
@TiddK gave us a meditation on what it is to be human
RT @TiddK A human being: an amalgam of water, carbon, iron, copper, phosphorous, genius and love . #artwiculate
@faelora shared an ancronym
RT @faelora LIFE is an acronymous amalgam of Love, Incomprehensibility, Foolishness, and Exhilaration. #artwiculate
@Charm47 considered her family
And @Aphrodite44 had a perspective on thoughts
RT @Aphrodite44 Amalgam of thoughts // vying for my attention // sign says: Out to Lunch #haiku #artwiculate ‘amalgam’
And with that we move away from the more somber end of the spectrum 🙂
For some reason, the association of the WOTD and TEETH tended to bring out the comic in us
Not so much in @tama001’s seasonally relevant tweet
RT @tama001 in the pumpkins firelight / Trick or Treat ! / mouth-filling, candy amalgam . #lqw #artwiculate
But @Squawkingalah had another story about her Dad
RT @Squawkingalah Dad eschewed the amalgam and had them all out but this did make it harder to chew.
@minibtweet shared a touching tale
RT @minibtweet Mr Amalgam restored a bond of friendship with Miss Cavity #Artwiculate
Though @Wifsie had another story about Mr A
RT @Wifsie Mr. Amalgam’s sweet tooth is not easily filled. #artwiculate
@rasmusviking shared a small nightmare. (I like the ABBA rhyme there too Erik – deliberate?)
RT @rasmusviking @artwiculate Broke my tooth on a plate / And swallowed a filling / Dentist bill will be chilling / Amalgam I ate.
And @chemingineer very explicitly reached back to yesterday’s WOTD
RT @chemingineer In consenescence teeth need the support of amalgam. #artwiculate
AmalgamATE had its own set of admirers. Three I particularly enjoyed:
First @19ish’s horror haiku and @loqwatious contribution
RT @19ish Dined with Mercury / She’s gone! Amalgam-ater! / A harrowing meal! #lqw #haiku #artwiculate #horrorhaiku
Then @mazpowles short statement
RT @mazpowles Amalgam-ate whatever was in the fridge.
And last another report from @marcosarroyos’s very own Texas
RT @marcosarroyos The Amalgam 8 Cineplex always had a strange lineup.
@dmriver Shared a hope. (Thinking of mercury poisoned fish, maybe?)
[Exactly so, he says.]
RT @dmriver If dreams are an amalgam, let’s hope wishes ain’t fishes.
And @FrankSiddarta found a nice almost-anagram
RT @FrankSiddarta Malagram – an amalgam of poisonous words
@helacious reported on a new musical genre
RT @helacious Hortense’s band had gone beyond fusion into the realm of amalgam – an astonishing admixture of rock, jazz, and calliope music.
(And once again I thought Hilary @helacious had a particularly fruitful day. Do check out some of her other tweets!)
@hkfeaga went to the tomayto/tomarto barrel
RT @hkfeaga You say assemblage, I say amalgam. #sixwords
@ariandalen promoted another Mistress
RT @ariandalen Ah, Mistress Amalgam: she’ll be the perfect blend of what you desire and what you need. #artwiculate
And @I2Haiku promoted another Little Miss Doll
RT @I2Haiku The Little Miss Amalgam Doll comes with its own patchwork quilt. #Artwiculate
@eilonwya10 Reported (possibly from Hogwarts)
RT @eilonwya10 With mercury in retrograde, her mixtures turned to mucks; though her practices were hermetic, her skill at amalgam sucks. #artwiculate
@Tralala56 was with Magritte on That Train again
RT @Tralala56 As the train arrived in Amalgam, the two rails into the station converged into one.
And finally … @harrarp
RT @harrarp I amalgam. But aren’t we all?
Aren’t we all, indeed, Harry. I know I am! 🙂
And that’s the story, morning glory!
Greetings to game newcomers @cyberhaikutoday and @rasmusviking and to @Aphrodite44 who’s just started playing again after a long absence.
Handing back to @TheSupercargo now.
Artwiculate is a game played on Twitter. Visit http://artwiculate.com for more information. The winning tweet and the most popular runners up for today’s word are listed at http://www.artwiculate.com/words/Amalgam (And, for addicts, donâ€™t forget Salon ArtWois at http://www.salonartwois.com/ )