Friday, March 18, 2011

Alphabe-Thursday...W

Alphabe-Thursday is today!! YEA!!...join us over at Jenny's Place to learn all about "W"


WONDER

Do you ever wonder about wonder? 
I wonder often about things,
but never about wonder.
Why do dogs smell after getting wet?
Why does Saturn have rings?
I wonder about these and other things. 

Is it true that most geniuses are ADD, 
or most artists are depressed?
How rich were the MINGs?
I wonder about these and other things.
Why is there never justice for the most deserved
and revenge, a dish cold best served?
and what about the 3 Kings?
I wonder about these and other things?

Late at night when my mind is racing,
odd thoughts I lay there facing.
I catch myself wondering
why am I wondering about that now?

Things that do relate pop in and out all the time
should I buy root beer or lemon-lime?
I catch myself wondering
why am I thinking about that now?

What should I do tomorrow,
sometimes not much because of the sorrow.
Why is it so easy for others
to push aside and fall sleep,
all these wonders
that just won't keep?

Are any of my commitments late?
falling behind I just hate.
ooh, I have to wash the hub's favorite hat
what sex is SNL's Pat?
DAMN, I'm trying to sleep...
why am I wondering about that?
~S.Guzy(c) 2011




won·der

[wuhn-der] 
–verb (used without object)
1.
to think or speculate curiously: to wonder about the origin of the solar system.
2.
to be filled with admiration, amazement, or awe; marvel (often followed by at ): He wondered at her composure in such a crisis.
3.
to doubt: I wonder if she'll really get here.
–verb (used with object)
4.
to speculate curiously or be curious about; be curious to know: to wonder what happened.
5.
to feel wonder at: I wonder that you went.
–noun
6.
something strange and surprising; a cause of surprise, astonishment, or admiration: That building is a wonder. It is a wonder he declined such an offer.
7.
the emotion excited by what is strange and surprising; a feeling of surprised or puzzled interest, sometimes tinged with admiration: He felt wonder at seeing the Grand Canyon.
8.
miraculous deed or event; remarkable phenomenon.

9.
for a wonder, as the reverse of what might be expected; surprisingly: For a wonder, they worked hard all day.

Origin:
before 900;  (noun) Middle English; Old English wundor;  cognate with Dutch wonder, German Wunder, Old Norse undr;  (v.) Middle English wonderen, Old English wundrian,  derivative of the noun


won·der·er, noun
won·der·less, adjective


1.  conjecture, meditate, ponder, question. 5.  marvel. 7.  surprise, astonishment, amazement, bewilderment, awe.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2011.

 
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9 comments:

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Yes, I wonder a lot. It's cheap entertainment. :-) you've captured wondering much wondrously. hmm, wonder how someone determined that we must spelling wonder as wondrous when used as an adjective or adverb.

Dark Mother said...

I never wonder because I'm too busy obsessing over mundane crap : )

Becky said...

Susan, I often wonder and I love your thoughtful post about this.

Becky

Judie said...

That's the kind of wondering that keeps me awake at night, and forces me, after an hour or two of sleeplessness, to get up and take a Tylenol PM!!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Oh do I ever wonder! I wonder about witchy things. I wonder about writing. I wonder about wonderful things that are not, and the wonders that will always be. I wonder about the wondrous moon, and at times my thoughts just wander.

I have to admit that every once in a while, when is dark and I'm in bed, I actually wonder about wondering.

You are indeed Witchy Enough!

Jingle said...

what a wonderful wonder poem.
wow.
i admire your patience in writing such a lovely piece.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Yes...lots to wonder about! But wondering is wonderful as long as wondering doesnt leave a person worrying...
Wonderful wonder poetry.

Blessings & Aloha!
hm...I wonder if you have time to stop by my late W post :o)

Jenny said...

Oh Susan, I loved this! I hope your got all my e-mail replies the other day. I apologize for being so late with them.

I need to know about Pat, too. That line made me laugh.

This was a wonderful wonder link for the letter "W".

You are very cool.

A+

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh such a fun post! I wonder what made you wonder about all those things?!