New Year’s Gathering

For We Write Poems prompt: We Wordle #1

Irene carefully gathered three words from each participant in last week’s Happy New Year prompt, and invited us to use any or all of them to create a poem. Being the idiot I am (fun is where you find it), I used them all to create a New Year’s gathering of somewhat surreal proportions. Names of the contributors follow the piece.


New Year’s Gathering

Dreamy crowd edged
creation in motley fabrics.

Some were grouchy,
others giddy, holding wildflowers.

At antediluvian portal, a man
begetting fluid sepia voyeurs

made a beaming cycle of wishes,
while tangled long tailed shadows

bowed exultantly, untroddened.
Few were lost to stillness

of intoxicating melancholy
in this sparsity of ploughed wrinkles,

yet several were found eating neon coal
of meteor’s oxymoron oranges.

And one would quietly light pink incense,
mumbling prayers to good fortune’s compass.

Elizabeth Crawford  1/6/14

Contributors in order of appearance: Robin, Vivienne, Marian, Denise, Nicole, Annell, Abby, Jules, Elizabeth, Misky, Barbara, Irene, Pamela, Dick

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8 Responses to New Year’s Gathering

  1. Misky says:

    Praying to a compass, eh? Whatever next! I’m very impressed that you’ve used AALLLL of those words. Wow!



  2. Thoroughly impressed that you could work all those words into one poem! I’ll pass on the neon coal, feeling a little full right now, but will join in on the prayer’s to good fortune!


  3. I am impressed by all such disparate words used coherently in one poem. Bravo, my friend! You are setting the bar high for the rest of us!


  4. Irene says:

    ALLLLL! You outdid us all. A precedent not to be repeated. 😉 I was practically sobbing with joy reading your work, Elizabeth.


  5. The closing works especially well in my opinion…a great visual to end. Great work using the entirety of the wordle, Elizabeth!


  6. julespaige says:

    Ah, so then I was not the only one to use all the words – see we are not so much separate from each other just on different paths of creativity 🙂
    I like how you kept the contributors words together. I didn’t do that.

    Thanks for your visit and kind words. I tend to lean to the short forms (while combining them in series) when I am in want of time. I guess it worked?

    Best to you in this New Year.


  7. Dick Jones says:

    Appropriately pyrotechnic, Elizabeth!


  8. I read this and I think “acid trip” or some other pretty doggone good soma. You had a wheeling good time with this, one can tell. 🙂



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