The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #272
still, busy, curl, silvery, bowl, class,
echoing, drop, jealous, velvet, oil, light
Sunday’s Whirligig: Wordle #83
insectivores, carnivores, herbivores, omnivores, lamb, feed,
suck, chew, spring, anything, know, sometimes
Poets United: Poetry Pantry #326
Do you sometimes sit still, let memory curl
itself around a present moment?
Snuffling and chittering like insectivores around
the new spring growth of your being?
Or let them graze slowly, like herbivores,
busily chewing up time and past experience?
Jealously guarding, before feeding carnivorously
on tender velvet-like lamb of new beginnings?
Some memories are omnivorous, sucking
life blood from anything new or challenging.
Echoing the voice of failure, blotting out light
of possibilities, dropping it into bowl of oily darkness.
Seek instead those memories haloed in silver glow
of having completed whatever goal was set.
Know that you are alive, still breathing, aware
that letting go is a promise of continued movement.
Elizabeth Crawford 10/30/2016
Notes: I almost gave up when I first saw the two word lists. Impossible. I have spent the last few weeks sort of dithering around a project that needs to be finished. When I thought of that, this piece started slowly forming in my head. It is really a note to myself.
I did use all of the words, and the image is a manipulated photograph.