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Friday, December 24, 2010

Poem for Big Tent Poetry

Big Tent Poetry offers a wordle for prompt: 

topple, swift, immerse, squeeze, disloyal, hoarse, vanish, ropes, slight, basement, engine, performance




Once Upon a Waterfront

a disloyal performance
like any child can plan
with blocks and stackables
build it up to watch it fall

ropes have no use when
stilts dismantle upper floors
with squeeze, a sigh and sob
hoarse cries immerse all hope

its name a dead giveaway
Washaway land vanishes
when each rain drops
cliffs topple swiftly to the sea


News: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/coast/erosion/washaway.html
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12 comments:

Julie Jordan Scott said...

These lines make me feel so tender.

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stilts dismantle upper floors
with squeeze, a sigh and sob
hoarse cries immerse all hope

>>>>

Beautiful work... albeit sad and a bit achy. In other words, your words worked well, today, again.

My Poem may be found here.

flaubert said...

Susan a beautifully put together piece. I didn't even notice the wordle words. I am wishing you and yours a love-filled holiday.
Pamela

djvorreyer said...

I like that you used a news story for inspiration. Nice work.

SandyCarlson said...

Yes, I think. And my heart dissolves into your words.

gautami tripathy said...

So beautiful..

dead woman and her wants

Sumit Sarkar said...

"its name a dead giveaway
Washaway land vanishes
when each rain drops
cliffs topple swiftly to the sea"

Amazing piece of work..
Merry Christmas :)

deb said...

Washaway land vanishes! Such beauty insight & sound.

Rallentanda said...

Yes mi dawlin',..certainly has the ring of humpty dumpty about it.
Excellent poem!We have a saying down here
" There are no flies on you!"
(complimentary...means you are very astute. )

irene said...

Simple and effective!

uma.a said...

lovely poem...smooth flow

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

So nice. Leaves a good feeling Tumble.

Happy New Year.
Shail

Rallentanda said...

You are invited to join POW next Wednesday. Hope to see you there .
Happy New Year!
Cheers
Rall