sour grapes

Sour Grapes

sour grapes

hanging pride
wind riding
critical mode

itching irritation
resolute argumentivness
hungry to be heard

affectatious deniability
dissolved desire
instantaneous rebirth


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Prompt 206: Sour Grapes

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About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on February 10, 2012, in D’verse Poets Pub, One Single Impression, Poetry, Poetry Blog Roll, Poets United and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Hello Zongrik,
    This might be off topic, however, If ‘sour grapes’ is telling yourself that you didn’t want something after failing to acquire it, then what do you call it when you tell yourself that you could have easily acquired something after failing to do so?
    For example –
    Sour grapes: Telling someone, “I didn’t really want to get into medical school anyway. I bet that all med students are bookworms with no personalities.”

    The Opposite: Telling someone “She really likes me and I could have gone to prom with her, but she’s way too skinny for me.”

    Does this phenomenon have a name?
    Is it one of Freud’s ego defense mechanisms?
    Catch you again soon!

  2. hmmm…at least you can get some vinegar of sour grapes..just saying…smiles

  3. sour grapes…wounded pride…they can def color a day and twist you around…interesting journey in your words today…

  4. Wow I never knew there was so much to be had about sour grapes. They do make my face go funny and aren’t very sunny. Or those sour grapes we get that aren’t actually grapes, they are the worst..haha..great write.

  5. Sour grapes can also make us screw our noses up and pull funny faces too 🙂

  6. grapes are meant to be trodden on with bare feet, especially sour ones; critical and tight piece cuts thru the pap 🙂

  7. “affectatious deniability” …Love that….I jump off the hook sometimes…..hard to wait to be let off


  8. Very interesting write–for me a journey through a hurt to the other side—The more I read it, the more I like it–

  9. Tammy…I love everything about this..the haiga, the theme, your unabashed honesty…you’ve turned a sour subject into sweet poetry. Well done. Just love it!

  10. Sometimes, sour grapes can be wonderful. It depends, I suppose, on what you wish to make of them. I think you made a lovely poem!

  11. Nice how that went from sour grapes to rebirth.

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