Sunday, June 03, 2012

getting their fill

Wordle#59-Sunday Whirl-06-03-2012 
getting their fill  by Teri H Hoover



Words like vagabonds waiting for a hand-out  
crouch  at the bottom of the page.
Some are shifting  from foot to foot.
Others like wilting wallflowers, nearly crumple at a glance.
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Thankful for the bright ones 
that burst forward with a crash.
Bold hearts set a place for all the rest.
A shred of dignity draws forth a beat,
soon chatter fills the silence. 


Letters chisel into words and life begins to glow.
Nothing can stop them 
now


a  full sentence dangles on the edge
of incoherence
tenuous dribbling lines 

Split and crumple, 
returning to a crouch.

Pierce this poem or stand by a bruised yet beating heart-
we raise them up when we step down.






 This weeks wordles words are : split, bruise, crumpledraw, burst, pierce, crash, chisel, crouch, glow, edge, beat

Brenda- Thank you for the beginning, here's to beating out something edgy that glows!





19 comments:

  1. Hee hee! You took it and ran with it, Teri. I love the shift with "nothing can stop them now.." You made my morning!

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    1. Brenda- this group makes me smile. You have a great week.

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  2. I love the different images of the words, especially of them crouching at the 'bottom of the page'. Gives them a dimensionality they deserve.

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    1. Margo- these words become alive for me every week, and it is interesting how some really stand out to get the process moving.

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  3. I love that...'words like vagabonds' Nice imagery all through this :)

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    1. Thank you- they look so stranded down at the bottom of my page.

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  4. Teri, I love "words like vagabonds", they do have that feel until we find them a home. Nice piece.

    Pamela

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    1. Thanks Pam- I hope you are having a good week!

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  5. Nicely done - you did indeed take this words and run with the and brought about a lovely poem with some great images throughout - "a full sentence dangles on the edge" - I can see that! Very cool ...

    http://leapinelephants.blogspot.ca/2012/06/deep-tissue-bruising.html

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    1. Thanks Sharon- I like that line too.

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  6. Terrific poem, Teri - full of vivid images. "Bold hearts set a place for all the rest" - definitely my favorite line. It's so quotable beyond the bounds of your poem. :)

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    1. Traci- I think that line will show up again in another piece... it seems to have more to say.

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  7. This is great, I will be picturing this very thing next week (though I put them at the top of the page). Especially loved the shifting from foot to foot. I can hear them calling 'pick me, pick me"

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  8. This sounds and feels so familiar. I used to tell my students that when they felt they just couldn't write, to write about writing and the words themselves. I've done it for years and it actually works. Really like your entire piece, such personality you have created.

    Elizabeth
    http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/souls-music-ii/

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  9. A wonderful imaginative poem, I love it.

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  10. 'soon clatter fills the silence' either pen 'scritching' or key tap-tapping! So true! Edgy? I'd say this was more humor filled. Once that first one is down sometime the rest just follow... Thanks for visiting me and your kind words.

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  11. I love this, Teri... especially the first stanza.

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  12. Wonderful, as much about people as words. They're not all created equal, are they? I, too, like the ones that "burst forward" with the "bold hearts" setting a place for all the rest. For me, as much about writing a poem from wordle words as teaching a bunch of fifth graders. A delightful read. Thanks.

    Richard

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  13. Those last lines are powerful. Wonderful poem.

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