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Talking Wordles Here


Wordle (Photo credit: Oompoo)

I decided to do something different today for a short post. I’ve been writing for submissions today and this is a little poem that I did for the site The Sunday Wordle.

For those who don’t know what a wordle is, here’s how it goes. Choose a group of related/unrelated words–from seven to ten of them–and then write a poem using those words. If you’re not a poem kind of person, write a piece of fiction/non-fiction of no more than 100 words using all of the given words.

Think of this as a writing exercise that anyone can do. It doesn’t matter really how expert it sounds or how off-the-wall. It’s your wordle–make it what you want. One thing you’ll find with that this exercise forces your mind to shift gears and look at how you put things together and how you use language for the meaning you want to transmit.

Take a chance and have a whirl with a wordle. And when you think you’re ready, share it here or jump over to The Sunday Whirl and share there. Enjoy yourself. That’s the main purpose of it all.

Home’s Destination

A link to my port of call,

a deck on which to stand,

as I navigate foreign waters,

I store up scents and sights

to anchor me within time,

to sink into my marrow,

never to wake from this dream,

even as I pitch against the rail

of stern reminders of days gone

missing and lives gone stale of use.

© Claudette J. Young 2012

  1. Henrietta Choplin
    August 9, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Oh, Claudsy, I Love this!!! (Yesterday, as I was coming to visit your site,”Life Happened”, and I was forced to shift gears away from my laptop. As a result, by the end of the day, I was happily riding my new, colorful, Wonderful bicycle around my sweet neighborhood… a Happy Girl here). Thank you for promoting Wordling! Hugs to you! Hen

    • claudsy
      August 9, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Thank you, Hen. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I hadn’t realized until I looked at the prompt that I’d done this form before and always enjoyed it. It stretches the mind. I’m always happy to promote poetry.

      And lucky you to get a new bike; one to have new adventures on. Yay!

      • Henrietta Choplin
        August 9, 2012 at 5:37 pm

        … Soo much fun … !!!

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