BrewNSpew Cafe – October 1, 2018


“The items people own reveal something about the owners. Every quaint item that a person selects to surround themselves with has a basic quiddity, the essence, or inherent nature of things. As a people, we assign a value meaning not only to the things that we presently possess, but also to the items destined for one generation to hand down to the next generation.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Word of the week – quiddity (noun) – 1) the real nature of a thing; the essence 2) a petty or trifling distinction; quibble. Synonyms – essence, heart and soul, inwardness, nitty-gritty, pith, substance, haecceity.

 our nature or quiddity oft confused

methinks oddity reveals the truth

but unspoken words we question

concerns run endless circles

purpose without purpose

stalls nitty-gritty

and heart and soul

let’s ponder

act on



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On late Mondays or early Tuesdays, I publish a post titled BrewNSpew Café and one of the features is “word of the week”. I create my own wacky poem with my take on the word.

You’re invited to join our talented community and challenge yourselves by writing your own poetry using the weekly featured word.

The guidelines are simple-

Look for my post. BrewNSpew Café, late Mondays or early Tuesdays.

Once, you’ve completed your creation- 

Link your blog to mine with a Pingback. To do a Pingback: Copy the URL (the HTTPS:// address of my post) for the current week’s Challenge and paste it into your post. You may also place a copy of the URL of your post in the comments of the current week’s Challenge post.

The prompt will close 5 days from the date of my post. I will post a weekly Wrap-up of posts shared by our fellow bloggers.

Let’s be creative and have fun!


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25 replies

  1. Wow this word Eugenia.. Learning new words from your prompt

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  2. Lovely Etheree! And yeah….. I am hearing of this word for the first time.

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  3. Love it! 🙂 Sharing… xo

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  4. What an interesting word! You always have such things to teach us through your cool Tuesday parties!!

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  5. Can’t find the link to @Cathy Kennedy’s poem.

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  6. here is my take on the prompt, Eugenia.

    the quiddity of love so strong
    mending broken hearts
    day by day

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  7. I adore the introspection in this piece. 🙂

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  8. Eugenia,

    I’m just now getting around to seeing your contribution for ‘Quiddity’. I think you’re right there is truth in one’s oddities. My poem, Am I Weird that you shared using this prompt speaks of my own peculiarities without naming them. I think we all have them and there’s nothing wrong with being weird a little bit. Thanks for hosting and encouraging me to expand my creative energy. Have a good weekend, dear friend!

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  9. Hi Eugenia,
    I know this prompt is closed, but I have to share this with you. I wrote a poem on your prompt and it got published in Indian Periodical!

    Here’s the link-

    Just wanted to thank you!

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  1. Quiddity – Reena Saxena
  2. Quiddity… – Patricia's Place
  3. Poetry Published in Indian Periodical- ‘Morse Code Morose’ – Meliorate
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