In response to the synonym Adrift, by Dancing Echoes in the post Stone
Some Adrift synonyms: afloat, aimless, directionless, goalless, purposeless, amiss, astray, erring, wrong, drifting, loose. unanchored, unmoored….
Drifting in the cosmos
One earthbound traveler
Shipwrecked by birth
On a feckless speck of orb
Drifting through eddies
Of space and time
Within an eternal infinity
Of near emptiness
What other glories
In a vastness beyond imagining
Could I be missing
While captive on this slow train
With its spiraling track
Destined for cataclysmic end
Compressed to a pinprick
In the crushing density
Of an ultimate darkness
Which I will have eons before
Lost the privilege to witness
Ahh, yes, but the glories
Even of this infinitesimal snippet
Of forever and for all
Seem compensation enough
For a being so small
Want to Play?
First, you can play any word offered by any post, or any comment, at any time. No deadlines.
To play the word in this post, pick a synonym from below or any other synonym you can find. Now tell us what you picked in a comment. If you like, add a few words (or a bunch of words) about why you picked it. Or maybe use it to inspire a poem or micro-fiction or… well, anything you like.
Some Drifting Synonyms:
amble, flit, float, flow, flutter, hover, linger, meander, ride, sail, slide, stray, waft, wander… more synonyms
Just … play nice. (Check out the conditions of play if you’re not sure what nice means. 😉 )
You can also play by replying to any of the comments other people post. Use a thesaurus to find a synonym for the word in the comment, and reply with that.
Want to play the advanced game? Use your chosen synonym as inspiration to create a new blog post: words, images, sound, video … just about anything, really.
You can think of this game as a one-word creativity prompt. Rather than give you the one word, I’m giving you a list of synonyms to choose your one word from.
I’ll post new words … frequently. Probably not daily, but often. However, there’s no hourglass counting down the time you have left. Feel free to play any word at any time.
If you create something I think is really cool, I’ll ask if we can repost it here, as a new word for others to play.