Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wacky Word Wednesday - Ennui

Ennui
by Rachel Hoyt

image by Stuart Miles via freedigitalphotos.net

I strive to be
the antidote to ennui -
to help your brain stay cheery
so you won't sit listlessly,
wasting away the day
bored in every way.
Though ennui sounds cool to say,
only Seinfeld could make nothingness pay.

© 2012 Rachel Hoyt.  All rights reserved.


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37 comments:

  1. Thank You for sharing this new wacky word...I didnt knw...I really enjoyed reading this

    @ Ranvijay Rathore
    http://rakeshsing.blogspot.in

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading. :)

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  2. Some days blogging makes me ennui
    searching for words for a comment
    can be downright screwy, for me..
    so instead I take a nice long walk
    and get me some vitamin D.... WHOOPEE!!

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    1. Walk are great for ennui.
      At least, they work for me.

      :)

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  3. Another one of my favorite words!!

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    1. Woo hoo! I'm glad to help people talk llike you. :)

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  4. What's the deal with ennui? Was feeling some myself until I read this, and a Seinfeld reference as well, awesome:)

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    1. I felt Seinfeld deserved that reference. :) :)

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  5. I love this words!!! Never heard of this one before--I think.

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  6. Ugh--grammar popo! *THESE words*

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  7. Never heard this one
    But thanks to my fun
    And being crazy
    I never ennui or lazy

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    1. :)

      No ennui at Pat Hatt's house
      'cuz there's always games of cat and mouse.

      :)

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  8. Hello Rachel.
    This is actually a word I know. Seinfeld is one sitcom I love & can watch over and over. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm hosting my first Blog Hop Saturday! this Saturday May 5th from 8:00am-8:00pm EST. Hope you can join the fun.
    Also, if you're interested in contributing a line of poetry in 15 words or less, check out my new blog Lovers' Cove...it's my collaboration blog with a twist!

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    1. Thanks for the invites, Andy! Unfortunately, I've got 8 of my 30 goals for April to finish still this weekend, so I don't know... :o/

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  9. Oh, the first word in your marvelous series that I actually knew!!!
    Love your clever poem, Rachel - just super!
    Blessings!

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you are enjoying the series. :)

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  10. Didn't know this one! I don't think I've known any of the other ones either! Great little word! And loved the reference to Seinfield! haha so true! :)

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    1. I'm glad you're learning and having fun! :)

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  11. Isn't it a wonderful thing, to play with words. Lovely :)
    Yes, wind chimes are very therapeutic to listen to, especially deep toned ones.

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    1. I do have extra fun with the wacky word play. :)

      And, I do enjoy the low toned wind chimes. :)

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  12. Always did like this word. Great idea to devote a poem to a specific word and rhyme around it. Nice.

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    1. Thank you Chris! I'm glad you like the concept. :) :)

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  13. Always an enjoyable read! Love this word as well!

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    1. Thank you Audry! Always enjoy having you visit. :)

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  14. haha so true on seinfeld...i enjoyed that bit of nothingness though...and ennui is in you eye...perhaps bit on perspective...ha...

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  15. A noble goal. After all--there's nothing worse than to spend one's precious time in boredom!

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    1. Boredom is only nice after being really, really busy... and then they call it rest. :)

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  16. You put a smile on face for sure,I love the picture of the dog that I came to your site a few times showing my friends. Who love your wit as so do I. Smiles and Blessings
    http://leah-jamielynn.typepad.com

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    1. Thank you, thank you! I'm glad you all enjoyed it. Thanks for showing your friends. :) :)

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  17. Not only well-crafted, but clever in message as well. Nicely done.

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/05/08/boldly/

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    1. thank you, Kim. :) That comment feels like an A+. :)

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  18. This is very fun and the picture is cool. I have a chihuahua who is the epitome of laziness, though ennui is a bit harsh for him! :-)

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    1. LOL. Please tell your chihuahua I meant no offense. :) :)

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Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...