Far Fetched Tale

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enter, flowers. fish, took, screen, less,
burn, hung, last, cloth, made, white

Sunday’s Whirligig: Wordle #60

evangelists, gymnast, angel, wrestle, touching, waxing,
cunning, bless, fleeces, bewildered, worsted, beyond

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Far Fetched Tale

Just beyond screen
at entry way, flowers
hung above a pond
of bright orange fish,
where bewildered evangelists,
dressed in white worsted,
wrestled over blessed angel
(a former gymnast fleeced
beneath a waxing moon,
by a less than whole cloth
tale. Taken advantage of
by a cunning poet, touched
in the head, but burning
with fervor to be last
of her kind, so made it all
up and then blamed the words).

Elizabeth Crawford  5 /15/16

Notes: Personally, although I did use all of them, I think the words were tippling before they finally showed up.

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15 Responses to Far Fetched Tale

  1. oldegg says:

    It is not me it’s the words! What with bewildered evangelists and cunning poets burning with fervor it sounds as though they have been at the bottle!


  2. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    You never cease to amaze me with your use of diction Elizabeth 🙂 this is incredible!


  3. Taken advantage of
    by a cunning poet, touched
    in the head, but burning
    with fervor

    Just how influential is a good writer to be able create a fervor on others with their writings. Beautiful take Elizabeth!



  4. Jae Rose says:

    I think those words were definitely rooted – how seamless and succinct – i could picture a baptism..white cloth floating on water..like words hovering above a page…hot..fevered..ready to be washed and expelled..maybe? ..isn’t everything made up.. and isn’t that great at times


  5. I think you did great, somehow the words brought up the image of weaving… both the word and the way you made sense of it. Got me thinking of the Norns spinning our destiny..


  6. thotpurge says:

    bewildered evangelists,
    dressed in white worsted… what an image!


  7. Mary says:

    Ha, the ‘tippling words’ made for an interesting poem!


  8. Those far fetched tales can meet nothing or they can mean everything….I loved the images especially the bewildered evangelists.


  9. annell4 says:

    I loved that far fetched tale of your’s. Great again!


  10. Sherry Marr says:

    Ha. Love the “bewildered evangelists” – and well they might be! I grinned at the poet making it all up and blaming the words. This is just wonderful, Elizabeth!


  11. Misky says:

    I also like rather bewildered evangelists. I had such fun reading this!


  12. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Clever and fun.


  13. Truedessa says:

    Some of the greatest poets were said to be a bit touched in the in the head…to be taken advantage of is never fun, perhaps that is where the bewildered evangelists come in?


  14. Myrna says:

    Oh yes. Poets do take advantage of those who want to climb up. If we read poetry (like yours), then want to climb up, let us blame the poets.
    Lovely tale Elizabeth. Aren’t we all a little touched in the head?


  15. colonialist says:

    Your words certainly became unruly, and the flowers at least were high on something! Fun.


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