Stirred: The Sunday Whirl “Wordle”

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Hangings don’t happen here any more. Maybe. Maybe not so much from trees but in new ways, subtle and not-so-subtle. Like lack of access to good housing, education, minimum wages, high taxes and the high cost of living, inability to … Continue reading

Bittersweet Little Nothings: With Thanks to Marie Marshall

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Ever think you’re just howling at the moon? Imagine yourself raising your fists to the heavens? Hear desperate sounds echoing in the night and then sadly recognize them as your own words?

Jesus at a Doorway: Wordle 96

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The Sunday Whirl invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “wordle’s” 12 words. This week’s words are: Jesus at a Doorway A door: to Adore some surly light. A door that leads … Continue reading

12 words – 12 steps: Wordle

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Judge Erstwhistle and me….. 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:                     … Continue reading

Invictus by William Ernest Henley

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My mother likes to say that all good things come in three’s. I’ve posted Rudyard Kipling’s If and Max Ehrmann’s Desiderata – and I think William Ernest Henley’s Invictus is a great third piece in this collection. By the way… … Continue reading

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

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Many people know the prose poem entitled Desiderata – which means “desired things” in Latin. But if you don’t, please take a moment to read it through.

If by Rudyard Kipling

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Although a little preach-y, maybe even a little Polly-anish, and certainly something way out of my reach, I get consolation, hope, and inspiration from these words… It may be that someone else may benefit today from them, too.

The Sands of Time Slip Away: Picture It and Write

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Picture It and Write from ermiliablog@wordpress Write a paragraph of fiction or a poem to accompany the image. The picture prompt for this week is below:                             … Continue reading

Mud, Old Shoes, and Toilet Paper: To Whimsy Mimsy

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Whimsy Mimsy posted this challenge: Write a poem, sensual or romantic, and include the words (or ideas based on them) mud, old shoes, and toilet paper.                             … Continue reading

A Manic Clash: Sunday Whirl “wordle”

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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:                           … Continue reading