Single Truth

For The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #281
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reap, single, cheat, feeble, lean, siren,
preen, leap, flee, seal, truth, climb

For Sundays Whirligig: Wordle #93 
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siblings, meek, prowls, spring, inhale, fear,
pressed, remind, sleep, hungry, lamb, wolves

For Poets United: Poetry Pantry #334
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Single Truth

Fear might reap sleepless nights, bring
dreams of hungry wolves climbing into
bed with feeble lambs. Prowling, pressing up
against meek siblings inhaling their siren
song of leaping darkness.

Until reminded of single truth. That leanest
light will always cheat whatever night shadows
creep within its surrounding seal of preening
obscurity. Springing forth to clearly define reality
of what only trembling imagination has created.

Elizabeth Crawford 1/8/2017

Notes: I always take a couple of looks at the word lists, before actually proceeding. Somehow the words seem to form themselves into some kind of pattern. When the first line comes, I type it in, and the other words fall into place. I often don’t know where we are going, until we arrive.

Image is a bonfire photo taken in my sister’s backyard. I used all of the words.

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21 Responses to Single Truth

  1. oldegg says:

    Fear is a great impetus to ones imagination; ask any kid who sees wolves and ghosts in their bedroom’s corners!

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  2. thotpurge says:

    dreams of hungry wolves climbing into
    bed with feeble lambs… definitely a chilling nightmare!

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  3. Fear is fearful and I fear it more than the fangs at night

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  4. Jae Rose says:

    Fear makes the wolf look bigger is a saying that keeps me through some days – i don’t believe it wholly or all the time but maybe if you say it over it eventually becomes truth – in relation to the world perhaps the wolf is the feeble party?

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  5. fear is, the minds creation. let it not know you fear it.

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  6. The night plays cruel tricks with our imaginations. Exaggerating, scaring, taunting….

    Click here to read my Whirligig

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  7. OT says:

    I really like “That leanest
    light will always cheat” – there’s a great bluntness to it. Nice use of the prompt words

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  8. Springing forth to clearly define reality
    of what only trembling imagination has created.

    That probably is how it starts just a little imagination. It’ll be subject to scrutiny and reality has to be invoked to present a better picture!

    Hank

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  9. Sherry Marr says:

    Of course I WANT the wolf to climb in with me, lol. I love best “that leanest light will always cheat those night shadows that creep……” as always, your poems teach us about the depth-full layers of life.

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  10. annell4 says:

    Yes, they did fall into place! Loved it!

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  11. Julian says:

    For me, the opening sentance certainly sets the feel for the rest of the poem. Enjoyed this poem

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  12. gillena says:

    “That leanest light will always cheat whatever night shadows creep ”

    Awesome words of inspiration

    Much love…

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  13. Fear is the bad wolf that climbs beside us….lovely write

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  14. i love it when the words fall in place like that–all too often they don’t and my cursor is a curse

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  15. Pat B says:

    What an amazing use of all the words in these prompts in one piece of writing! That “single truth” and “leanest light” can help us disperse the darkness and the fear.

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  16. ZQ says:

    Haha… Yup, used up all the words and you/I arrived at a nicely written piece. I sense an awesome new year.

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  17. This had me from the first line. I particularly loved,
    ‘That leanest
    light will always cheat whatever night shadows
    creep within its surrounding seal of preening
    obscurity. ‘ Just brilliant!

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  18. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Fascinating to see how you take these separate words and use them to arrive at that single – and profound – truth.

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  19. sanaarizvi says:

    Until reminded of single truth. That leanest
    light will always cheat whatever night shadows
    creep within its surrounding seal of preening
    obscurity.

    Brilliant! Love the depth in these lines ❤️

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  20. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    To clearly define reality is not the easiest task in the world, as this poem indicates.

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  21. Tom Merriman says:

    Trembling imagination… I like that, Elizabeth.
    It’s fun how the words write themselves at times!

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