Sunday’s Whirligig: Wordle #52
brass, stone, earth, sea, honey, hold,
battering, meditation, forbid, miracle, ink, shine
The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #244
water, name, words, pebbles, moon, smoke,
phantoms, light, crooked, three, God, lead
Poets United: Poetry Pantry #295
Water and Words
Water battering stone will eventually
make pebbles. These words are like
water battering the stone of heart
and mind. Creating a meditation
about God, the earth. A sea of truth,
that might lead to a straight or crooked
path. A miracle of knowing, or forbidden
phantoms of promise never filled.
Inked, these words might shine like moonlight
on water, dance to defeat darkness fathoms deep.
Hold the sweetness of honey in a brass cup,
or trumpet the name of a false prophet.
These words could be no more than smoke
on the mirror of a soul or, rise after three
days to herald rebirth sought, but until
now, never found.
Elizabeth Crawford 3/27/16
Notes: Years ago, when I first encountered a wordle prompt, I automatically rebelled, thinking they were a cheap trick for those who couldn’t find their own. And yet, after fighting and struggling with such prompts, I have found an ease and inspiration I wouldn’t have thought possible. Words are simply tools, yet they can make a profound difference. Any act of creativity contains healing energy but, for me, that is especially true about writing. After nine months of using only these two wordle prompts every week, I find that I come to the task with the amazement, eagerness, and expectations of a child. When I came to the words this week, I could only find that first line, so typed it out and amazingly enough, once committed, found the rest of this piece to be both personal and biographical. This is my personal celebration of the Easter spirit. I wish you all a Happy Easter.
I did use all of the words. The image is a digital painting done several years ago.