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We Wordle #8

February 24, 2014

wwwordle 8

Welcome back, poets, for the eighth We Wordle! This week’s words are mined from poems submitted to Neil’s prompt from this past Thursday, “1000 Birds“. I have selected three words from each poem.

Contributors and Their Words:

Irene:  jade, insulated, chandeliers
Jules:  weather, scattered, mourning
Hannah:  albatross, plague, plucked
Elizabeth: messengers, wings, difficult
Viv: quest, mysteries, morph
Nicole: purgatory, royal, journey
Marian: believe, thousand, tumble
Debi: guttural, deceit, twittering
Misky: sea, peeled, pessimism
Barbara: mindless, tornado, hummingbirds
Abby: balancing, whirlwind, scribbling

Here are the rules for playing.

1) You are not required to use all the words in the word list. If you want to, that’s entirely up to you.
2) One helpful possibility: 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
3) Find a framing device for the words you see, like 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. :)

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37 Comments
    • February 24, 2014 4:23 am

      Excellent use of all the words!

    • February 24, 2014 5:03 pm

      A classic piece of poetry from such a disparate list of words, congratulations,

      Elizabeth

  1. February 24, 2014 4:20 am

    Thanks for the prompt guys!
    http://wp.me/p1OZDf-iW

    Benjamin

  2. February 24, 2014 8:42 am

    Packing my suitcases for a long visit with my grandchildren, so see you all next month!!

  3. February 24, 2014 12:35 pm

    This one took some time, lots of scribbling, and a sea of contemplation,

    http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/an-albatross-of-difficult-scribbling/

    Elizabeth

  4. February 24, 2014 5:14 pm

    Serendipitous wordle, Elizabeth. Poem here

    • February 24, 2014 5:38 pm

      Oh, but I really really like that twittering conceit, Irene

      Elizabeth

  5. February 25, 2014 10:20 am

    For those looking for more of Morgan…

    http://julesinflashyfiction.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/triple-prompts-3-currently-adrift/

    • February 25, 2014 8:04 pm

      The haibun was a really good choice for this part of Morgan’s story,

      Elizabeth

  6. February 25, 2014 11:08 am

    *sprints around the corner, panting*

    Here’s my offering!

    http://ravenswingpoetry.com/2014/02/25/one-of-a-thousand-faces/

    -Nicole

  7. February 25, 2014 1:59 pm

    http://purplesplatitudes.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/of-windowed-fish-and-circles/

    my first attempt at one of these larger wordles

    • February 25, 2014 8:18 pm

      Welcome Michael. Really like your quest of words and where it took you,

      Elizabeth

      • February 25, 2014 8:31 pm

        thanks again, and thank you for posting the words in a list as well. I cannot see the wordle, so it enabled me to give this a try.

  8. February 25, 2014 8:00 pm

    Late. Also not so great.
    http://roughwords.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/for-wewordle-8/

    • February 25, 2014 8:27 pm

      Words and their mystery continue to draw us, glad you made it Barbara,

      Elizabeth

    • March 14, 2014 12:43 pm

      Barbara: I’m catching up on my reading…and I can’t seem to find your poem.

      • March 15, 2014 2:45 pm

        I’m re-doing my blogs. Things are all up in the air.

    • February 26, 2014 5:22 am

      Old houses whisper as does your poem,

      Elizabeth

  9. February 26, 2014 10:59 am

    “After the Disasters” is on my blog Maarianv.blog.co.uk
    I posted this message yesterday, but can’t find it now, so I’ll try again!

    • February 26, 2014 4:06 pm

      A quiet calm response to disaster…when it is most difficult to find a balance,

      Elizabeth

  10. February 26, 2014 7:10 pm

    Wow!! Poets have been busy…so nice to need to scroll down to post! Hello everyone. 🙂

    Here’s mine: http://wordrustling.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/seeing-the-light/

    The late hour will have tired eyes reading tomorrow.

    Thank you for mining the words Elizabeth. 🙂

    • February 26, 2014 9:47 pm

      You are very welcome Hannah and your charm of hummingbirds is a delight,

      Elizabeth

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