Sunday’s Whirligig: Wordle #50
empty, shade, echoes, bent, birds, crown,
mirrors, softness, blind, scent, body, snare
The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #242
present, flower, other, dream, object, water,
words, ease, shine, full, transform, listen
Poets United: Poetry Pantry #293
Listen. These words came softly, in a dream.
Said they would ease my aging process.
Become water in a pond, reflecting my truth.
Like a mirror, they would echo deep meaning.
Would fill my emptiness, transform it, make
it to shine like a jeweled crown. Give me
scent of fresh flowers of wisdom, put an end
to my blind, and often shaded ignorance.
Promised to snare my unknowing, bend its
body to that of a bird, teach me to fly toward
other places without this constant rebellious
objection. All I had to do, they said, was to be
still. Learn to breathe in this present moment.
Elizabeth Crawford 3/13/2016
Notes: I used to tell my students, when you can’t think of anything to write about, write about writing. That wasn’t the case here. I saw the word words and promptly heard that first line. The word inspire originally meant to breathe in. When we write we exhale (express) that inspiration. Writing, for me, is breathing lessons.
April is just around the corner. Although fighting a cold at the present, I am seriously considering doing the poem a day challenge. Please make a note if you are doing likewise, and tell us where you intend to get your daily prompts. I haven’t done it for a while and would really like some feedback.
The image is a digital painting done several years ago. I did use all of the words in one form or another.