For The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #52


She said it was nothing
but tricks, this laying down
of words. A richer blend
of energy exchange: flicker
of flexible flames and fanciful
but forceful illusions.

A side glance that made daily
life more dramatic. Gave it fresh
sweet breath, creating a difference
that pushed against ordinary limits.

Made it satisfying.

Elizabeth Crawford  4/15/12

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Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: https://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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11 Responses to Overheard

  1. brenda w says:

    Elizabeth, I am so happy that you wrote for The Whirl this week. I’ve been thinking about you, and missing your gentle spirit. Lovely alliteration, and the line with glance. Anything that pushes against ordinary limits is interesting, eh? I hope you come back next week!


  2. I love the second stanza, Elizabeth. The alliteration works beautifully as well. I also, have been thinking about you. It is nice to see you!



  3. Mary says:

    I enjoyed this, Elizabeth. I do think that the lying down of words IS important; and I too very much like the second stanza. Glad to see you back wordling again.


  4. margo roby says:

    I was so happy to see a poem of yours in my inbox, it didn’t even occur to me this was a wordle response, until I came on site to visit people. ‘Made it satisfying.’ Yes, indeed.


  5. pmwanken says:

    Elizabeth — so good to see you! 🙂

    The alliteration in that first stanza added to the “fanciful illusion” of it all. 🙂


  6. A push against ordinary limits is sometimes what helps us to achieve our finest results, isn’t it?
    Nice use of the prompt words. 🙂


  7. Oooooooo, she’s BA-A-A-A-ACK!!!!!!!!! All the f’s in the first stanza really worked. Loved your last line. YAY! So great to read you again!


  8. irene says:

    I like “A richer blend
    of energy exchange: ” I was overjoyed to see your link, Elizabeth.


  9. Mr. Walker says:

    Elizabeth, I like the progression of this, moving towards conciseness. That second stanza really spoke to me. That daily fresh difference “that pushed against ordinary limits”.

    It’s good to read your poems again.



  10. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    She said it was nothing but tricks…but was she right?

    A Whirling Baker’s Half-Dozen


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