wordle 65 ~ a baker’s dozen

Dear Wordlers,

This week’s words come from Strong Measures, a poetry “textbook” edited by Philip Dacey and David Jauss. There was a bit of a snafu when I sent out the early words. Thank you all for the delightful email dialog that ensued. 🙂

Grittle is a word. It means to grind coarsely. Or perhaps it could mean “the result of a rough grind.”

Either way, grapple with grittle…or brittle, or gristle, or whatever it is your muse grabs onto this week.

See you soon,



34 comments on “wordle 65 ~ a baker’s dozen

  1. Late to the party once again, but I’m here. Emotionally this was a difficult poem to write, but one of those poems that really needed to see the light of day. Didn’t quite get all the words used, but at least I was able to tackle “grittle!”

  2. brenda w says:

    News: One of our writers recently lost her son. While I did not ask her permission, I thought it appropriate to share her news at The Whirl. We are community, and we share so much of ourselves through our work. Inger did not post a piece for The Whirl this week, but she did post on her blog. I’ve linked to that post on Mister Linky under Sad News.

    • teri says:

      Brenda- This so sweet of you. This is quiet a shock and tragedy for Inger…she has been through so much.. It is sad news indeed.

  3. When the door is left open, love has the opportunity to return home.


  4. Carol Steel says:

    That started off as a tough challenge but came together today in a dark piece warning about difficulties in leaving a relationship. Or from memories of that.
    Link to it at: http://carolsteel5050.blogspot.ca/2012/07/trap.html
    Thanks for the wordle. I enjoy them.

  5. seingraham says:

    The words gave me the idea immediately as I’d just come from this fierce beautiful place but grittle sealed the deal, and seeing your pantoum reminded me of form … fun to use both in an unlikely way … thanks brenda …


  6. Veronica Roth says:

    Quick edit. Added a sponteneous poem using the words dictated by my partner Robert, an engineer, in 20 seconds flat. Good job! 🙂

  7. I added a second entry, playing with the word “grittle.”

  8. Veronica Roth says:

    Whoa, that was a dark one! Isn’t it amazing how one thing can be on the mind and then something totally different emerges? Thanks for the words Brenda. 🙂

  9. Misky says:

    Good morning! I’ve posted mine at http://miskmask.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/burn/ and I’ll be around to read the others this afternoon.

  10. I am so sorry for all the posts of my name. I was trying to link back, but not having any success.
    Anyway, just visit my website.

  11. tmhHoover says:

    Enjoyed the wild wordle rumpus. We are a fun group!

  12. pmwanken says:

    Still Sunday night and we’re already near 40 posts. Wow. It’s been a long day…so I’ll have to wait until tomorrow at the earliest, to make my rounds. Have a great week, all.

  13. This was interesting… for the first time I varied the forms of some words. I hope you like my effort.

  14. peggygoetz says:

    Happy whirls! I used my own collection of the words given the varied versions around this week. I do like the word “himility.”

  15. daphnepurpus says:

    What fun it was to sort out the words! Thanks!

  16. margo roby says:

    Hi everyone. I’ll be back throughout the day to read. Actually, once I sit to watch the golf final I’ll be planted in front of computer and tv set.

    Have a good day – margo

  17. brenda w says:

    My piece finally came this morning. I was worrying that I might have a dry week. Oi. 😉

    Can’t wait to come around and read. Len and I may do a hike up to Memorial Falls…so I’ll be in and out today.

  18. Mr. Walker says:

    Brenda, I could not find “grittle” in my dictionaries. (Yes, I checked more than one on my iPhone.) Nonetheless, I have a poem for today. There’s something to be said for mistakes and happy accidents, I think.

    And Strong Measures is a great book. Happy Sunday, all!


  19. “the result of a rough grind” … Okay, I have been so polite to keep my mouth shut. But here, I just have to snicker. 🙂

  20. Mary says:

    I will look forward to going through poetry and seeing how everyone used ‘grittle’ when I go through and read later today! Have a good Sunday, Wordlers.

  21. JulesPaige says:

    While it may contain only little bits of humor…I still had fun with this list. I stuck with my original idea just because that’s where the words led me. Maybe on a slightly different course…but then I had such brilliant bright stars to follow …. I’m in Mr. Linky or here:

    Still in a morning fog…Going to spend some time with hubby before he ships our again…back to read later – good luck to you all on whatever or where ever your adventures take you – cheers!

  22. Rinkly Rimes says:

    I had written my ‘gristle’ poem before I read your explanation! I only checked with Google; obviously it isn’t quite as all-powerful as I thought!

  23. I am off to read poems before a microphone, after breakfast first with friends. I will have dinner with a friend who is the featured reader today. I hope to catch up with all of you later. I have been buying a house selling a house, little time. I’m shy of microphones. Have a great Sunday, All.

  24. nan says:

    After having fun mulling all the words this week, I ended up with a micro poem that only used three of thirteen – which generally I would say is wimpy – but I sort of like the feeling of what ended up emerging.

  25. What a lot of fun yesterday. 🙂 We all had our noses to the gritle stone. lol
    Have a great Sunday everyone

  26. Irene says:

    It was a good snafu, Brenda..

  27. 1sojournal says:

    Am expecting the unexpected today, looking for laughter, giggles and grins. Are we having fun yet?


  28. Happy Sunday Whirlers!


  29. Buenas Dias! This one was so much fun I couldn’t help but post two!! Wahoo!

    offering #1 Old Grandma Grittle http://wp.me/p1OZDf-5B
    offering #2 Hot dog Rodeo http://wp.me/p1OZDf-5H

    Happy wordling everyone!!

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