|"On the Fence"|
Sculpture by Jana Lawton
We generally feel that wishing is good.
And we generally feel that washing is good.
But being wishy-washy, we generally feel, is not.
This week, write a poem that includes phrases or idioms signifying indecisiveness, uncertainty, or lack of conviction. Use at least three, or so, more or less. More if you wish, or less if that suits you. I don't know. Here are some words and phrases you could include:
Be that as it may
More or less
Neither here nor there
On the fence
On the other foot
On the other hand
On the other appendage, you could go a completely different way with this prompt.
You could choose to do something with reduplication, the linguistic phenomenon of word-pairs comprised of repeating sounds. Wishy-washy is an example, as are hanky-panky, bling-bling, pell-mell, riff-raff, artsy-fartsy and fuddy-duddy.
You'll find more of these, classified into three types, at the linked page above.
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