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Friday, October 15, 2010

Doll for Big Tent Poetry

The Big Tent Poetry site offers the following Wordle words:
hook gourd purple kiss drooping staircase muddy bitter doll glossy extract pluck



Doll

the muddy river of no return
kisses the bank
where bitter gourds grow

a blow-away bride
tumbling down
a loose rock staircase

hooked by a drooping vine
her glossy purple eyes
and come-hither moue

plead to be plucked
from that vine near
the muddy river of no return

 
 
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25 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oooh, nicely done. I love the first/last line.

Kay, Alberta

Christine said...

Wonderful imagery in this; just love the personality you have imbued the flower with.

SandyCarlson said...

A dangerous river--possibly. I suppose exploring that possibility is an intimidating task, even for the flirtatious river and equally flirtatious doll. Great stuff, Sue.

Jingle said...

fabulous,,
I always admire your ability in crafting poetry with challenging requirements...

Diane T said...

Ah, the idea of the 'muddy river of no return' creates SOME image in my mind! Very nicely written.

Derrick said...

I love the opening stanza. We could all be carried away by that river!

Anna said...

Well done! Nice poem! What is this? I've never heard of the Big Tent Poetry Circus. So you get a list of words that you have to use to write a poem? Sounds like a real fun challenge!

Please visit my cat Sara's M-post. She has suddenly become very interested in poetry, perhaps inspired by all of the wonderful poems that can be read through ABC-Wednesday!
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sharplittlepencil said...

This is good stuff. I could see every line, every moment. And the poor doll!

Loved your use of the Wordle.

Amy

gospelwriter said...

Love this story-poem, great imagery and use of the wordle words.

a blow-away bride
tumbling down
a loose rock staircase


Beautiful!

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Wonderful imagery...I really like this one! = )

Mary said...

I'd say the blowaway bride met a sad fate.

Erratic Thoughts said...

"the muddy river of no return" *sigh*
Wonderful lines in there...:)

flaubert said...

Susan I love what you did with these words.
Pamela

Robin said...

"a blow-away bride"... oh! Lovely, Susan.

liv2write2day said...

Oooh, I love your vibrant watercolor and the word-paintings as well.
Victoria

Geraldine said...

Oh what a mind-pic this conjures...your words are hypnotic and so evocative Sue. Beautifully written, as usual.

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Windsmoke. said...

It's lucky that the bride was hooked by the drooping vine and didn't end up in the river spoiling her wedding day and dress, very enjoyable.

paysan said...

"hooked by a drooping vine", lovely imagery Tumble.

Dave King said...

Great idea. Well thought through.

EKSwitaj said...

What I love about these wordle prompts is that different people are struck by different words in them. I'm curious--did you start with "Doll" as the title, or did that come about later?

nimaruichi said...

Very vivid, liked what you did with the words

Giovanni said...

Superb and well-crafted. I am trying to sharpen my writing skills so I can write as well as you...not a wasted word.

Southwest Arkie said...

I love where you took that group of words!

Cara Holman said...

I really like how the line "the muddy river of no return" brackets the poem!

kkrige said...

great poem with the words available! Nice imagery