For The Sunday Whirl: Wordle 209
work, tired, hell, damnation, sunshine, warmth,
rivers, kayak, fun, marshmallows, camping, fire
And for Sunday’s Whirligig: #17
kitchen, coatless, flag, stars, say, thinking,
touch, slices, envelope, roadside, games, walk,
And Poets United: Poetry Pantry #262
Coatless in the kitchen, so damned
tired of all the work. She thinks of slices
of sunshine cutting through forested trees,
touching senses with enveloping warmth.
The fun of roasting marshmallows to golden
crispness over a camp fire, or lying on backs
playing that game of naming stars while
walking fingers through a midnight blue sky.
Wild flowers in roadside ditches and near river’s
edge. Like saying beads on a rosary, she knows
any one of these scents or sights will lift
her flagging spirit, allow her to continue.
Elizabeth Crawford 7/26/15
Notes: Still slowly unpacking, and although I am enjoying the chore, there are definitely moments that I wish I could be elsewhere, doing nothing but taking in the sights and scents that feed my spirit. Image is a pen and ink line weave doodle done several years ago. I titled it Self-portrait because it reminded me of myself dancing through words and images. I checked both The Whirl and Whirligig this week and decided to try both. Used all but two of the twenty-four words. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.