Sunday’s Whirligig: Wordle #32

despair, dreams, miracle, shining, happiness, greet,
sorrow, swagger, mysterious, bear, expulsion, wrists

The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #224

dream, translucent, pictures, trip, spin, vapid,
stun, grid, trample, seem, dance, pan

Poets United: Poetry Pantry #277

cherries 2a


One could be vapid, dance with mysterious
translucent dreams of sorrow and despair.
Slit wrists and trample life before it ever
begins, erasing oneself from entire grid.

Expulsion would be better than to bear
such a pan-full of negativity.

Much better that dream that swaggers out to greet
the dawn with happiness for shining miracle of life.
Stuns its possessor until she trips and spins, seemingly
drunk on positive pictures of delightful persuasion.

Elizabeth Crawford 11/8/15

Notes: Been sick all week with Acute Bronchitis. Collected the words anyway, because I didn’t want to miss another week. Blaming my stuffed head, nose, even ears for the simplicity of my offering. Really hard to think.

Image is a coloring page done years ago.

About 1sojournal

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14 Responses to Disparity

  1. A shared joy is doubled but a shared pain is halved… 🙂


  2. Sherry Marr says:

    Well I am sorry you are ill, but this poem is brilliant, one of my faves of yours. Love the idea of the person choosing to see the miracle of life rather than the gloom……a good philosophy. Do take care of your chest. Bronchitis is serious……..rest well, my friend.


  3. What a delightful read!!


  4. Illness has clearly not dulled your creativity. Delightful.

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  5. Mary says:

    Feel better soon, Elizabeth! Missed you last week. Delightful picture of the dream swaggering out to meet the dawn. And being drunk on positive pictures, I would guess would be the best kind of drunk.


  6. Truedessa says:

    I think it is better to focus on the dream which leads to better images. I do like the thought of swaggering dream meeting the dawn. I hope you feel better soon.


  7. What a joyous tone this ended…greeting is miracle of a day. I hope you are feeling better soon. I must say quite a beautiful poem written as you have been sick. It is hard to put words together when we are sick but that did not stop you.


  8. oldegg says:

    I am glad the urge to write won through and you swaggered out to greet us Elizabeth.


  9. thotpurge says:

    dream that swaggers out to greet the dawn …great lines there!


  10. Sorry you are ill, Elizabeth. I think this poem is brilliant.


  11. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    if that’s simple, a clear head would be positively poetically perplexing – the desire to throw negativity of illness into the pan comes through loud and clear – wishing you better


  12. Jae Rose says:

    I hope you are feeling better and far from a simple offering – a very beautiful one..it is easier to sink into despair than to see the shine…a skill far form simple and requiring much effort and specialness!


  13. Misky says:

    I liked this “pan-full of negativity” – great phrase.


  14. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    Nothing wrong with your offering! A triumph over bronchitis. 🙂


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