Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Hungarian postage stamp  "1719 Tales 60" by Darjac -
Scanned by Darjac (personal collection)
Licensed under Public Domain via Commons 


Remember when I moved in you and the Holy Dove was moving, too?
                   -Leonard Cohen, Hallelujah

   a leitwort, a
genuine response

©2015 Purposeful Repetitions  stephaniepope mythopoetry.com
In SIX WORDS or fewer, write a story about a wish granted #6words #writeprompt


1. Leitworstil means “a leading word style”.  The term is coined by Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig. In storytelling it designates a purposeful word repetition; such a word and word repetition suggests a motif or theme important to a story and/or this story’s outcome. From the repetition of the leitwort meaning is apprehended and the story’s theme gains the reader’s attention. In a sense, lead by the leitwort, soul-making itself experiences something “as if” as it is here and now.
see David Pinault, Storytelling Techniques In Arabian the Nights, specifically p. 18.

2. See also Robert Lebling, Legends of the Fire Spirits: Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar

3.  One kind of fire spirit are the jinn, the smokeless flames. From this imagination the words genuine, genie and genius come.  

Here’s Jeff Buckley singing Hallelujah