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,

Brenda

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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.

    http://wojisme.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/love-comes-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 …

    http://thepoet-tree-house.blogspot.it/2012/07/on-perils-of-villa-cimbrone.html

  6. Veronica Roth says:

    http://veronicaroth.com/?p=1299
    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. 🙂
    http://veronicaroth.com/?p=1299

  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.
    http://hopefuljo.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/365-creativity-project-day-188/

  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!

    Richard

  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:
    http://julesgemsandstuff.blogspot.com/2012/07/sw-wordle-65-evening-odds.html

    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?

    Elizabeth
    http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/unexpected-gifts/

  28. Happy Sunday Whirlers!

    Pamela

  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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