Down to the Grave: The Sunday Whirl “Wordle”

A little Chinese-styled poetic ditty, for your wonton soup or the inside of that fortune cookie

The Sunday Whirl blog invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “wordle’s” 12 word.

This week’s words are:


Down to the Grave

A thousand soups,
Ten thousand dishes,
An almost infinite number of pulsing wishes.

A multitude of dressings to cover
Many thunderous wounded fronts,
And red spit messages increase the counts.

A thousand forgivenesses, and a
Another thousand charms, a life will have;
And then take none of it with it down to the grave.

Randy Mazie


12 thoughts on “Down to the Grave: The Sunday Whirl “Wordle”

  1. This was my favorite poem of the day. Concise and repetitive… Like one thousand lives. Great rhythm and imagery.

  2. I am glad you given us another reminder that we take nothing with us. So I think we ought to try to get it right this time. The pulsing wishes grabbed me, implying that that whatever we do we should do it with our hearts.

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