This is for the JusJoJan writing prompt from Linda Gill’s Blog. You can see more about this writing prompt challenge HERE. The rules are very reasonable and allow for your personal freedom of creativity to flow, so go over and check out the rules and give it a try !
Writing prompt ONENESS
Oneness is a funny word because it looks wrong, when I see it spelled right in front of me. If you look at it in a different way, you can see O NEN ESS …as opposed to ONE NESS.
Or you might even see ON EN ESS, which is entirely different altogether. But now we are just being a bit silly.
Personally, I like the sound of words that end in “ESS” because they sound so feminine and pretty.
For a master list of words ending in “ess” see this link HERE. This is from the Word Info web site.
Some of my favorite “ess” words are countess. duchess, mistress, and enchantress and sorceress.
According to the Word Info site, these particular words came from the French language. The Word Info site says that they got this information from The Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart.
Being a poet and a musician / songwriter myself, I find certain words more appealing that other ones.
Some words sound more musical than others. Of course that depends on the kind of music you are writing. Other words fit better into poetry…again depending on the mood and style of what you are writing.
Words for songs, need to sound the way you want them to, and also fit into the rhythm of the song. Poetry also has a rhythm to it. Certain styles have strict rhythms and other are more flexible, or can alternate rhythmic patterns.
Music is listened to, so the way the words appear on a page is not as important.
Poetry however, is often read from the page, so the appearance of the words and how they create the shape of the poem, can be important.
I sometimes choose certain words because I like the way they make the poem look, in addition to the way it sounds, when the words are flowing off the tongue.
To me the word ONENESS looks like it is spelled wrong.
However, I did actually use this word in a poem I wrote quite awhile ago.
I will copy and paste the poem at the bottom of this post. Since I had already written a poem with this theme, I did not choose to write another one for this post.
The concept of ONENESS offers all kinds of possibilities to write about. You could have many people given that same concept to write about, and you would get just as many points of view and perspectives about oneness.
But only one of us wrote about how the word looks on the page….just because she just had to be different !