For Miz Quickly’s Impromptu Poetry Month Day 13: Luck
For The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #104
http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/ saturate, control, bold, sword, often, skeptical, slight, might, sigh, ninth, threshold
And for Far Write writing group:
2 words: mail, concentrate, and phrase: plastic flowers in rusty tin cans
Also for Poets United Poetry Pantry #146 : 4/14/13
Was It Just Luck?
With more than one slight
sigh, she makes ninth try,
knowing she might have to
admit defeat, right here
at the threshold.
Has become skeptical:
usually saturated receptacle
of rich liquid language has hit
a curve, swerved off path,
crashed into thick dark fog,
Must concentrate. Then sees,
inside her head, that row
of plastic flowers drooping
over rusty tin cans that used
to stand on her neighbor’s
windowsill, where sun could
never quite reach them. What
good would it do, if it could?
Then gasps, as she takes bold
control of her pen, wielding it
like a sword, she swiftly unwinds
that unwieldy list of words,
to find herself happily finished
in less than five short minutes.
Elizabeth Crawford 4/13/13
Notes: This is in response to several prompts and for a while could have been true, lol. The first verse was originally the last, but didn’t want it to end on that dark note, so did a bit of rearranging. This is the 104th wordle that Brenda has offered to us. That’s two full years of these word lists. I wanted to celebrate and honor her steadfast persistence and endurance, and what we have all gained from the experience.