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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Three Word Wednesday Poem



Bone, the moderator of Three Word Wednesday says: each week, I post some words. People write things using the words. Then they comment here. Feel free to join in this energetic meme!
These are the current prompt words:
Empty
Highway
Ignored


Tonight, Poetry Super Highway begins its annual free-for-all. For 24 hours you can download free poetry books by some really fine poets. You'll probably recognize some of the names!



I empty April into
the basin of yesterdays
ignore its rapid passing

panic grass dots the highway
a blurred and gray horizon
lures me toward tomorrow




27 comments:

paisley said...

oh i love that opening line.... just love it... and i have bookmarked poetry superhighway and will delve into that later on tonight.....thanks for the heads up!!!!

christine said...

I agree with paisley! Emptying April into a basin of yesterdays is a very strong image.

Also the highway luring you toward tomorrow.

Great writing.

BTW, I have already dowloaded your collection. I'm waiting for school to be out to read it.

Linda Jacobs said...

I think this is one of your best ever! The images are so unique and vivid!

Thanks for the link!

anthonynorth said...

A unique voice. And yes, that first line was brilliant.
It conjures up such a powerful image.

Marianne H. Nielsen said...

This is such a lovely word picture and your opening lines are awesome!

gautami tripathy said...

panic grass dots...what a phrase!

It sure feels good to be back!

Jeya said...

I'm at a loss for words. Loved you work.

TC said...

From the opening line to the lure of tomorrow... great job!

Tammy said...

I LOVED "I empty April into
the basin of yesterdays." Rapid indeed!

Noah The Great said...

I felt like I was being tossed into the future.

Greyscale Territory said...

I have an image of some mystic Indian pouring April into a huge "bottomless"? basin!

Just lovely!

Gemma

Leonard Blumfeld said...

Wishing you a horizon that gradually becomes unblurred and less gray :)

Medhini said...

I just realized April's rapid passing! Nice one....

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Great opening!

Thanks for the heads-up on the poetry downloads. Will check it out!

Blessings,
Linda

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lissa said...

love this one, I think that's what April is for me as I am totally exhausted by NaPoWriMo and thanks for letting me know about Poetry Super Highway - I have no idea that it existed, thanks

WriterKat said...

This is so pretty. It stays with me.

San said...

oh wow. how absolutely remarkable!! those images that your words conjure in my mind are so unique and memorable. i love it.

myrtle beached whale said...

very nice take on the prompts.

Q said...

Dear Sue,
You are quick! I love the way your mind works....
Happy May!
May all your snows be melted and may butterflies and bees find your dandelions.
Beautiful.
sherry

one more believer said...

thrz so much there... panic grass dotd the highway... the image grabs...

ratanaong said...

Past, present, future came to mind when I read those lines. You're gifted to share your thoughts with words lined in this manner.

Beloved Dreamer said...

Sue, love your images. You always color my mind with new and wonderful thoughts.

love, Melanie-bd

Bone said...

Your words are beautifully woven, and so true. Where does the time go?

Whitesnake said...

i actually liked the last line.

mystic rose said...

I love that first verse. beautiful.

and. oops. missed that poetry download thing.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

the basin of yesterdays;
very well put. you can certain picture that; i have certainly been pulled down in many times

ascenderisesabove.com/wordpress

Selma said...

That first line is profound. What a wonderful piece.