Friday, March 22, 2013

Poetic Obsessions II - Word Frequency

A year and a half ago, I wrote a blog on the words I'd used the most in my writing in 2011. It gave a good flavor for the year. Here is this year's list. I think the tone and tenor of my life, or at least my obsession(s), has changed. These compass sixty pages of drafts and poems, many of which are the hashing and rehashing of the same material, hence obsession - movement, heat, and the body it seems.

49 city, 44 summer, 30 bodies, 29 salt, 27 sun, 26 days, 25 mornings, 20 hands, 19 taste, 18 white, 18 skin, 18 would, 16 strawberries, 16 breath, 15 park, 15 heat, 14 salinity, 14 tarmac, 13 train, 12 airport, 12 statues, 12 picnic, 10 tongues, 10 sweat, 10 mineralization, 10 eggs, 9 delectation, 8 K________, 8 fluidity, 8 jealousy, 8 dry, 8 apogee, 7 suburbs, 7 tomatoes, 6 hips, 6 fluency, 6 graffitied, 6 gardens, 6 desire, 6 Berlin, 6 delight, 6 exhalation, 5 awkwardness, 4 Tiergarten, 4 sunbound, 4 seas, 4 shit, 4 palliation, 4 heelskip, 4 fog, 4 caesarian, 3 sweaters, 3 resorts, 2 lines, 2 unsure, 2 untranslatable

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