Sunday’s Whirligig: Wordle #67
have, reason, filled, when, room, child,
love, irrational, blooms, wild, season, bright
The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #256
wit, twinkle, shock, quilt, weep, warmth,
spice, laugh, lift, can, grow, bird
Poets United: Poetry Pantry #310
A Child’s Laughter
A room filled with childish laughter
blooms with bright warmth no matter
the season, or reason for wild antics
that may have brought on such music.
Spills a quilt of love over its occupants
and lifts spirits like small birds playing
in sunlight. Can grow a twinkle in eye
of sadness, that might have wept only
a moment before. Shock irrational fear
into making an exit, or turn it into wit
when sprinkled into that space like spice
of long ago, fresh baked apple pie.
Elizabeth Crawford 7/9/16
Notes: When I first saw the two word lists, the image of a room resounding children’s laughter came into my head. Wouldn’t go away, so it became the poem. Used all of the words. Photo is me at age two and a half.