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It’s Post Your Poems Day!

June 23, 2010

The days have circled past and we’re back at Wednesday again! Have you spent the week obsessing over Irene’s words? I didn’t find it too bad, but I did get mad at my muse once or twice. At first I was nervous I might drown in the sea of words, but when the drought ended I wrote about the presence of carbon in glacial lakes. I hope your week has been as devoid of sorrow as mine has, and look forward to reading your poems! (And to anyone out there whose birthday is this week: Happy birthday!)

A reminder on how to participate:

Post your poems in the comments of this post by linking to your poem on your blog, or by leaving your poem in its entirety. Once you leave your own comment, be sure to visit everyone else’s links. After all, we’re a community, and one of the best ways a community of writers can support its members is to read and comment on one another’s work. As we read each other’s poems, let’s remember why we created this community. We are a group of poets who seek inspiration, challenges, and a social community of other poets. If you comment on another poet’s work, please do so thoughtfully and positively – we are not a critique group.

  1. Irene permalink*
    June 23, 2010 12:10 am

    You put a smile on my face Mallery. My oh my, you’re creative with words. 🙂 And yay! I’m first.


  2. angie permalink
    June 23, 2010 12:10 am

    all this heat and humidity is getting to me — not very upbeat this week!

    • June 23, 2010 3:32 pm

      Angie – I couldn’t find where to comment on your blog, but wow. Wow. Wow. I am not sure if you read my poem “Unbirth”…. it is relatively new. If you go to my blog and look at the side bar, you’ll see it. Your poem feels related.

  3. June 23, 2010 3:37 am

    two. because wordles are such a kick. thanks.
    the first one came last, because the wordelelle came first

  4. June 23, 2010 4:02 am

    I got stuck on that word “glacial” and was off and running from there…

    – Dina

  5. June 23, 2010 4:23 am

    I wrote this earlier in the week—and used some of the words, but not all. The poem dictated the words.

  6. June 23, 2010 4:38 am

    Sort of a celebration. Hope you can find it at

    • June 24, 2010 6:52 am

      marian, your blog isn’t wanting my comments. It does work and turns into a fun little story, though I missed the narrator’s being male until the end.

    • June 24, 2010 3:06 pm

      Marian I could leave a comment either.
      I like what you wrote it didn’t seem forced at all.

  7. June 23, 2010 5:26 am

    A slapdash abecedarian: Next Year, Somewhere Cold

    I really like the phrase “slapdash abecedarian”.

  8. June 23, 2010 5:31 am

    I had this written a few days ago, looked at it this morning before posting, and ended up TOTALLY revising. Here it is:

  9. June 23, 2010 5:50 am

    Here’s mine:
    Sea Lilies

  10. June 23, 2010 6:07 am

    The words offered befuddled me, I finally turned mine into a personal ad. (and no, I am not really looking) ha!

  11. winedarksea permalink
    June 23, 2010 7:35 am

    drown… 25

  12. June 23, 2010 8:01 am

    Here is mine:

    my poem

    Hope this works….

  13. June 23, 2010 8:06 am

    I have two poems this week, that between them, use all the words in the Wordle:

  14. June 23, 2010 8:47 am

    Here’s my offering for this week:



  15. June 23, 2010 9:19 am

    Love wordles
    intriguing words Irene thanks!

  16. June 23, 2010 10:41 am

    thank you irene had lotsa fun with wwp 1st wordle prompt… bad weather

  17. June 23, 2010 2:32 pm

    My Wordle, inspired by a friend:

    (I am pretty sure I used all the words.)

    • June 28, 2010 10:00 am

      Julie, I can’t seem to reply on your blog, so I’ll leave a comment here.

      What struck me the most in your poem was your image of the bad vibes falling as the sky collapsed — that in and of itself evokes the feeling of drowning. Nicely done.


  18. Victoria permalink
    June 23, 2010 9:49 pm

    I’m surprised the wordle helped me break through my block about writing about the oil spill, but ir did.
    You can find my poem at

  19. June 25, 2010 10:49 am

    This fits well with Irene’s offered word, “drown”, and is timely and topical: Extinction’s Shadow

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