For The Sunday Whirl poetry prompt: Wordle #163
sturdy, scent, propel, chase, terrain, fluid, paving, launch, countless, field, lean, jovial
And for Poets United poetry prompt: Poetry Pantry#204 http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/
Path of Least Resistance
Scent of field filled with wild flowers
propels me into memory of Montana
meadow. In turn, launching a fluid
train of countless images.
Periwinkle blue and soft lavender
blossoms, wild daisies chasing
jovial gold of sturdy dandelions.
Rolling terrain where tall grasses,
caught in bend of wind, lean together
to whisper bits of grassy gossip.
All of which pave way to short
or long period of relaxing natural
Elizabeth Crawford 6/1/14
Notes: Attended a very brief Poetry Workshop led by Bruce Dethlefsen, a former Wisconsin Poet Laureate on Thursday. Been way too long since I physically sat within a group of poets eager to talk about the making of poetry. Think I picked up that energy by osmosis, because the next morning I attacked my manuscript with rare enthusiasm and even found myself writing new pieces while revising several old ones. When I got the present wordle list, I went blank. So did the next best thing, left it alone, checking back on it several times. Then Saturday afternoon, while speaking with another online poet I found the first line as it appears here. After the phone conversation, went back to it and the rest fell easily into place. Think I’m being given a message?
Image is a photo taken at my sister’s house earlier this week. Second is the same photo put through the kaleidoscope app. Certainly seems to invite at least a few moments of meditation.