Wordle 15 ~ Wallace Stevens

This week, I lifted the wordle words from three different Wallace Stevens’ poems. The words image, splinters, fear, and rattles came from the poem A Golden Woman in a Silver Mirror. The words holy, fortress, voices, and jangle came from the poem, The Old Lutheran Bells At Home. The words sprout, pierce, weed, and vision came from the poem Questions Are Remarks.  After posting a link to your piece, be sure to visit some of the other poets’ works.  Come back later in the week to catch all of the outstanding contributions to each wordle.
I’ll be home on Wednesday night, and will be glad to settle into the end of summer before the new school year starts. Hopefully, my muse enjoyed her rest during my “working vacation.”  We found renters for our house, and today (Saturday) I am shampooing carpets.  We start heading home Monday morning.


43 comments on “Wordle 15 ~ Wallace Stevens

  1. ms pie says:

    after visiting nanka’s blog for another prompt,haiku my heart i saw this prompt… really enjoy this sorta prompt… if not this week will be back again… thank you

  2. What a magical way to write poetry! I’ve bookmarked your page and will visit again.

  3. pamelasayers says:

    I am really late getting this here, but better late than never:


    Science, Guns and Who Pulls the Trigger

  4. anjum wasim dar says:

    Dear Brenda
    I have the lines ready now.The way I perceived them.
    best wishes

  5. Poetic Soul says:

    I’ve been seeing wordle on a lot of blogs and am now hooked on it, will be joining in

  6. Nanka says:

    This is my first time here!
    Thank you for those great words that got me thinking.
    I’ll be around here more often now.

    Mine is: Forgotten Temple

  7. brenda w says:

    I thought I’d repost a link to Judy Roney’s poem. I approved it late after traveling, and if you read from bottom to top, like I do, her piece might get lost in the shuffle. Here’s Judy’s contribution:


  8. Mary Kling says:

    I was with my friend Willow from LaVitaBoca when she attempted THREE times to link her poem. I know she did it right, figured that perhaps because she had not posted before it would appear later, but it did not. Brenda, I am wondering if you found her in your ‘spam.’ I guess I will take the liberty of sharing the link to her poem here…since her posting (3 times) didn’t take:


    • brenda w says:

      Mary, If you scroll down, Willow’s poem is there. I was on the road and didn’t approve it until yesterday. But it is there, it just appeared chronologically when she posted, not when I approved it.

      Now that I am home from vacation, this should not be an issue again. I approved Judy Roney’s piece yesterday, as well. Scroll down to read her contribution.
      Thank you,

  9. nan says:

    Looking forward to reading all the poems from this interesting set of words. This is what emerged for me:


  10. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Grieving the loss of my stolen guitar, I have written this Imprecation.

    Amazingly, I was able to use every word of the Wordle, something I’ve never done before!

    • brenda w says:

      Your emotions shoot through this piece. I loved it enough that I just read it again. May your guitar return to you one day.

      • magicalmysticalteacher says:

        I’m afraid that will never happen. The guitar is gone, gone, gone. But, oh, what poetry its loss will stoke!

  11. TheMsLvh says:

    Loved reading everyones play on this Wordle. There are some fabulous writes!
    Here’s mine.
    A Starry Sonnet

  12. Leo says:

    A little late, but I got all words in. Quite a nice set 🙂

    Here is mine

  13. Hi Brenda,

    I found this one so easy. Difficult to set it all up with pictures but, every word seemed to fit my thinking on the subject, it was all perfect. Thank you!

    Here’s mine The Maid Of Orleans

    Got to go make it public now…LOL

  14. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/weird-wordle-31711/

    I take no responsibility for this load of twaddle, which appeared from nowhere when I woke up this morning..

  15. Traci B says:

    Posted my poem this morning but forgot to link it here: a href=”http://poemflow.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/faith-born/” target =”_blank>Faith Born

  16. pmwanken says:

    Ok…now that I’ve written, time to read. 🙂

    Here’s my wordle response:

  17. Irene says:

    Shampooing carpets, I see..:)

    Thanks for the wordle!

    the seventh month begins

  18. Brenda, your choice of Wallace Stevens’ words today gave voice to something that’s been on my heart for weeks. Thank you.


    • brenda w says:

      Judy, I’m sorry this did not get posted until today. We left Ohio yesterday at 5 a.m. Eastern Time and drove through the night to Montana arriving this morning at 10:00 a. m. Mountain Standard Time. I’m home!! There should be no more lags, in posting. Welcome, I’m glad you are writing with us.

  19. Peggy Goetz says:

    Thank you Brenda for keeping this up during your vacation. Have a good trip home.

  20. brenda w says:

    Here’s mine for the week. remember to weed

  21. b_y says:

    Don’t know where this came from.


  22. anl4 says:

    You just never know where these wordles will take you!

  23. Marianne says:

    Thanks for your commitment to The Sunday Whirl, Brenda, even on vacation! Neat words this week. This wordle wrote itself:

  24. Susannah says:

    This was a good selection of words. Thank you for posting these. 🙂

    Here is mine

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