The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #253
tawny, diverse, lucid, chill, mist, creep,
vine, tassel, trap, plaster, crack, mad
The Sunday Whirligig: Wordle #61
apostle, gloss, buzz, hug, pies, blessing,
pact, push, price, hard, care, broken
Poets United: Poetry Pantry #304
Three For The Show
Amidst the tawny tassels of sun-glossed
wheat, the cracked-plaster scarecrow
appeared to be an apostle blessing his
diverse flock of needy, broken followers.
In the chill mist of early morning, buzzing
black bugs crept through hugging vines,
pushing the price of bottled wine to a mad,
hard, unreachable high.
Caring could be a trap, a pact of knotted
ties, lucid seeming lies, like the mud pies
we made as children, products of imagination
never meant to be healthy nurture.
Elizabeth Crawford 5/29/16
Notes: Time to admit defeat. For a year now, I have been doing one poem from the two word lists. This week, no matter how I tried, I simply couldn’t find the poem. The words seemed to want to set off in quite differing directions. I finally admitted that if I wanted to post this week, it would have to be these three pieces which have nothing to do with one another. Yet, each one contains something I like. For now, that’s more than good enough.