April PAD Challenge: Day 21

Word Gathering

Put book face down
atop another
I have yet to finish.
Pages meet, greet
one another.
Words begin to whisper
create pictures, some
hide in corners,
while others form a band,
begin to play loud music,
start dancing. At least
two stand up to give speeches:
political, environmentalist,
another calls for revolution,
while others march
in formation.

It’s all good. Words are seditious
by nature.

Elizabeth Crawford 4/21/2017

Notes: Today’s inspiration is the image. Pen and ink line weave drawing. It has always suggested how words have a power to create other places, things, and feelings.

Music is The Logical Song by Roger Hodgson, co-founder of Supertramp.

Posted at Poets United: Poetry Pantry #355 – 5/28/17
http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com

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About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: http://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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19 Responses to April PAD Challenge: Day 21

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  2. Sherry Marr says:

    I LOVE this! Completely. I love it when words get rowdy.

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  3. Grinning at the playfulness of this!

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  4. thotpurge says:

    love the ending…wonderful read!

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  5. sanaarizvi says:

    I love the playfulness of this one!

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  6. oldegg says:

    Words are mostly benign except when spoken.

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  7. Jae Rose says:

    I was transported to your writing space – and the end lines are divine.. πŸ˜‰

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  8. Sumana Roy says:

    This one’s a true delight!

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  9. Bkmackenzie says:

    Love how you have words stand up as people with cause…bkm

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  10. Rommy says:

    I love the joy in the power of words here. Those last lines are brilliant.

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  11. Gillena Cox says:

    very interesting concept

    Happy Sunday

    much love…

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  12. humbird says:

    Hi Elizabeth, like how you have created the poem, what you said about the words’ nature..and song too.! Majestic post!

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  13. drpkp says:

    “words are seditious by nature” … Bravo!

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  14. It IS all good! Books take us to thoughts and places that broaden our horizons!

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  15. Sherry Marr says:

    How I love this description of word activity, especially “words are seditious by nature.” Wonderful!

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  16. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I absolutely love the way you end your poem! It’s true about words being seditious. Ask Federico Garcia Lorca and others who were executed for what they wrote. Long live the words that comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable!

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  17. suyash says:

    now that is the power of words! well written

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