For the Sunday Whirl, Wordle #289
miss, saw, sense, bits, smoke, words,
flat, leaks, eye, temple, track, swing
For Sunday’s Whirligig: Wordle #101
forming, feeling, making, balance, ahead, crystal,
profit, power, poem, grammar, metaphors, syntax
For Poets United: Poetry Pantry #342
These words, smoked in grammar
and syntax, should make sense, form
a poem using metaphor and balance
that captures both eye and feelings.
Instead, they miss that track, fall flat
of profitable power and swing toward
only the ordinary. Leak bits of crystal
clarity like shattered shards that cut
away meaning, sawed into gibberish by
would be poet, always searching ahead
for solid path that leads toward far away
sacred Temple of Truth and Beauty.
Elizabeth Crawford 6/5/2017
Notes: Haven’t been here for a while. Dealing with medical issues and computer problems. But, this week the words seemed to leap at me, saying it was time to return. I did, but had a lot of thoughts about why and how, and those thoughts obviously crept into this writing. But I did find satisfaction in using all of the words.
Image is an inverted pen and ink doodle.