Wordle 16

This week I’m drawing attention to pieces by two of our wordlers. The detachment of existentialism resounds in Kelly’s piece Actors on her blog Stars and Willows. If you haven’t read the poem, you should. It was one of my favorite reads last week. Here is a taste:
I am breathing rain, dropping scars,
fearing fear, glancing
at my reflection in the mirror.

From Actors I took the words crawling, swept, cement, scars, sun, and tender.
Another piece that I loved last week was Magical Mystical Teacher’s piece imprecation. Her anger over a stolen guitar carries over into a rich set of well-delivered curses worthy of a read. A taste:
May someone drive bamboo splinters under your fingernails
so that every strum of the stolen strings is exquisite agony.
From imprecation I lifted the words prophets, rusty, morning, torments, walk, and notes.

I chose some words that might deliver a bit of darkness this week, although a few of the words carry light. Good luck wordlers, may flowers bloom from your bamboo-splintered fingernails.


40 comments on “Wordle 16

  1. DELL CLOVER says:

    WOW-Words as always!

  2. Cathy says:

    Brenda!!! I really wish make Thursday as the day to post your poem. That way I’ll stop being so late with mine 😉

    Sorry I haven’t been around last couple weeks. Work got crazy with summer madness and I was too tired to revise the poems. But this week I was able to revise my offering. And here it is –


  3. anjum wasim dar says:

    Dear Brenda
    I find my poetic expressions moving towards religious connotations.Its all by the natural gift bestowed by the Almighty. The lines I managed are presented to your goodself.Its all because of your vision ,Thank You so much.


  4. Whoops! Almost left in the wrong week!
    Thanks for intriguing words, Brenda! Amy

  5. Mike says:

    I’ve just discovered this amazing blog and was intrigued by the wordle prompt.
    A bit late but I thought I would have a go any way.

  6. A little late to the party but maybe you can find time to read my short entry.


    It’s called “Cement Prophets”

    Thank you.

  7. siggiofmaine says:

    I am new to wordles, and am fascinated how everyone works them out and the words fit.
    Thanks to everyone for their posts…intend to continue on getting the knack of wordling…wordle is a lovely word, by the way

  8. TheMsLvh says:

    ok, I will try this again. These words inspired somewhat of a dark poem, but an issue needed to be addressed.
    Setting Sun

    Thank you for the words used.

    California Ink In Motion

  9. Traci B says:

    Just catching up on everything after most of a week without Internet access (trip in the mountains; beautiful, but cyberspace-unfriendly). Here’s my submission for this week: Desert

  10. Leo says:

    late again! 😦 sorry. but here I am with the wordle post.

    The Power of Memories..

  11. Mike Patrick says:

    The words and the linked poems get better each week. The wordle has become my favorite prompt site. I thought I’d throw a curveball this week.


  12. It’s taken long enough, and I fear the wordle has defeated my poetic sense this week http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/surreality/

  13. Willow says:

    I love Sunday whirl, thank you for this inspiring, fun place.

  14. Brenda, thanks for the words. They took me to a dark place.


    A Life Once Vibrant

  15. Hi Brenda,

    Another epic ..Loved the words somehow fitted them all in along with a few more besides.LOL

    Gunga Din

  16. Peggy Goetz says:

    Another fun wordle. Thank you as always. Here’s mine:


  17. anl4 says:

    Well, I loved the wordle!

  18. Kelly says:

    Oh, how exciting! Thanks for using my poem for the words this week, Brenda. And thanks also for your positive comments. I just noticed I used the word cement when I really meant concrete – always get those two mixed up. Oh well. I like the sound of cement better anyway! I will be back soon to post & participate.

  19. Nanka says:

    Thank you Brenda for the beautiful words this time too!! Mine is up and a tribute to friendship on friendship day today!! God’s child with his faithful friend!!



  20. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Even though some of the Wordle words were “dark,” I don’t think “Praying in My Classroom” is too dark a piece. Please read it, and see what you think. I’d love to hear from you!

  21. 1sojournal says:

    This one is very “in the moment”, but it took all morning to find it.



  22. b_y says:

    Thanks for the words. I have added crows, roofers, and an old woman with a broom


  23. Irene says:

    Erm, I managed a poem, barely.

    I’m not walking on sunshine

  24. gsb3 says:

    This is my first try. Turned out to be a bit of fiction. Hope that is okay.


  25. brenda w says:

    It’s nice to be sitting on my couch on Sunday morning whirling through your words. 🙂 I’m glad to be home. Here’s my piece:
    burnt confession

  26. Susannah says:

    I always look forward to the sunday wordle, thank you for posting the,. 🙂

    Here is mine – Girl in Exile

    Have a good week.

    Susannah x

  27. pmwanken says:

    a midday nap has me burning the midnight oil….so…without further ado…here is: SWEPT AWAY.

    I’ll be back later to catch up on my reading! …if I can get some sleep first! 😉


    • My comment wouldn’t work on yours for some reason, Paula- I typed, but the box remained blank! My comment would have been: Golly you were quick, and what a lovely scene you have created for us. I imagined a small boy, nappy at half mast, trailing his comfort blanket. I hope I haven’t totally misinterpreted your poem!!!!

  28. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I feel honored that you chose to lift a few words from “Imprecation” to include in this week’s Wordle. Thank you!

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