We Wordle #01
Welcome to WWP’s first wordle. A wordle is a tool on the Internet that creates a word cloud.
What we’re doing is to create a word list. From this word list you select the words to create a poem. Nicole’s idea of feeding our submitted prompted poems to a Word Counter (an Internet tool to pick out the most frequently occurring words in a body of text) triggered the idea of selecting three words each from poems submitted to our Thursday’s prompt to create a collaborative wordle.
Here is the word list compiled from poems submitted to Elizabeth’s Thursday prompt. Contributor’s name is given in parenthesis.
dreams, crowd, edge (Robin)
creation, motley, fabrics (Vivienne)
grouchy, giddy, wildflowers (Marian)
portal, antedilluvian, begetting (Denise)
sepia, fluid, voyeurs (Nicole)
wishes, cycle, beaming (Annell)
tail, tangled, shadow (Abby)
exultant, bowed, untrodden (Jules)
intoxicating, melancholy, stillness (Elizabeth)
sparsity, plough, wrinkles (Misky)
eats, coal, neon (Barbara)
oxymoron, meteors, oranges (Irene)
good, incense, prayers (Pamela)
pinks, fortune, compass (Dick)
Here are the rules for playing.
1) Do not use all the words in the word list unless you want to. That isn’t the point.
2) Use your mind to generate associations and meaning from the words you see.
3) Feel free to change the tense or form of the word.
If you’re feeling stuck, try:
1) juxtaposing the words
2) think of alliteration, assonance and consonance
Find a framing device for the words you see. An excellent framing device is to use another prompt for triggering your flow of thought. You can try Qweekly’s Monday prompt or any other prompt on the Internet.
Have fun creating a poem.