Finding Another Way To Say It

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November PAD Challenge Day 22: use name of fruit or vegetable for title

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides/poetry-prompts/2011-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-22

Finding Another Way To Say It

Didn’t like prompt today,
needed to find way around it.
Words were scarce,
refused to come.

Pulled out sketchbook
to doodle. Pooled letters
of name in crooked stack,
packed them on back of little
butterfly, stepping gently
atop, even smaller flower.

Now, hours later, still
no words. Just this image
of block letters, tipping over
edge of fragrant hedge,
yet somehow quietly
soothing.

Elizabeth Crawford  11/22/11

Note: Am engaged in a different kind of challenge at a new site for those of us who enjoy doodling. http://lineweaving.com/forums/index.php  This week’s activity is to draw stack images (ordinary objects, including letters of a name) drawn in precarious stacks that defy gravity. I titled my image Stacked On Butterfly Feet.

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4 Responses to Finding Another Way To Say It

  1. anl4 says:

    This sounds very interesting. I am in Texas, my Mother is sick and dying. I didn’t take any email addresses with me. But I am checking into my own emails. Love to hear from you.

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  2. Mary says:

    Elizabeth, i have found I didn’t like a lot of Robert’s prompts, thus gave up on HIS PAD. But I still try to write a poem each day (today I did not succeed) anyway. And I still have trouble viewing all the back slapping and kissing up on Robert’s site. I am not that kind of person.

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  3. Elizabeth, I love the sound of that doodle, and the title, Stacked on Butterfly Feet is wonderful. I am utterly uninspired right now – too tired, heavy week of work. But I’ll recover once it’s over.

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  4. Caddo Veil says:

    “Tipping over edge of fragrant hedge”–I can see it, smell it, feel it. Thanks so much!

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