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We Wordle #9 (A Blockbuster)

March 10, 2014

WWP Wordle #9

Welcome back, poets, for the ninth (blockbuster edition) We Wordle! This week’s words are mined from poems submitted to Neil’s prompt from Thursday, February 27–“journal poem.”   I, the poetic rabbit, have selected three words from each poem.

Contributors and Their Words:

Irene (day one):  washing, blinds, swollen
Elizabeth (old journal, new eyes):  defective, omen, ring
Elizabeth (second journal poem):  shell, waste, steering
Irene (day two):  fruit, riddled, spirit-filled
Elizabeth (journal poem three):  suddenly, fear, logic
Barbara:  sandstone, silly, Sewanee
Irene (day three):  mirage, flaked, scent
Irene (day four):  rings, notch, inside
Roslyn:  muddled, applause, sodden
Elizabeth (fourth journal poem):  touts, natural, self
Nicole:  lapis lazuli, transplant, story
Irene (day five):  ham, library, dreams
Jules (The Pieces):  casually, scams, heart
Jules (The Composite):  dusk, clarity, today
Elizabeth (final journal poem):  turtle, age, sustains
Marian:  woolen, palms, please
Hannah:  ripe, flowing, tea

Here are the rules for playing.

  1. You are not required to use all the words in the word list (and certainly not expected to for this edition). 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.

As always, have fun creating. :)

  1. March 10, 2014 6:41 am

    I think I used them all. It was a challenge. Not easy but a great prompt.

    • March 10, 2014 6:42 am

      You are brave! I wondered if anyone would try. Off to read it. 🙂

      • March 10, 2014 6:49 am

        I tried to highlight the words but it mucked up the spacing so I have re-done it without. I figure if anyone cares they can count….:)

        • March 10, 2014 6:52 am

          I think it is better without the highlighting, then your poem and meanings are emphasized rather than the words.

  2. March 10, 2014 6:49 am

    And it is pretty sequential which makes it easier.

  3. March 10, 2014 8:36 am

    Wonderful prompt, though I was intimidated at first, I finally got it.

    • March 10, 2014 8:59 am

      Excellent. I’m looking forward to reading your poem.

  4. March 10, 2014 9:48 am

    One of the dangers of mixing work and poetry/blog visiting/commenting is that one can get confused on when and where to comment. I’ve visited several writers who wrote for Wordle #4, thinking it was for #9. No excuses. Just enjoy a little rabbit hilarity. Hope you’ll write for Wordle #9 too if you haven’t already.

    • March 10, 2014 3:39 pm

      Rabbit hilarity is pretty fun. Was wondering why you were looking for tarragon last night. 😉

  5. March 10, 2014 11:35 am

    I’ve managed to use only 42 words. Here is mine,


    • March 10, 2014 11:40 am

      That is still an impressive number. Better to write your story than worry about the words, right? Looking forward to reading it.

  6. March 10, 2014 6:13 pm

    Oh, this was just the word-puzzling-magic my heart desired!! Thank you. 🙂

    • March 11, 2014 5:41 am

      Poetry magic . . . nothing better. Thank you for casting your spell.

  7. March 11, 2014 7:10 am

    There are days I’d take the challenge, this wasn’t one of them. Maybe ⅔ of the words

    • March 11, 2014 7:19 am

      Better to write than to feel pressured by obligation. I’m looking forward to reading your poem, which has just the right words in it, I’m certain.

  8. March 11, 2014 7:58 am

    Just winging it here

  9. March 11, 2014 8:49 am

    Another haibun… Just because I like them too 🙂

  10. March 11, 2014 5:19 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration. I’m here:

    • March 12, 2014 5:52 am

      Happy to offer some inspiration. Thank you for participating. Looking forward to reading your poem.

  11. March 13, 2014 8:43 pm

    Wow! That was quite a variety of words.
    Mine is up at:

  12. March 15, 2014 11:59 pm

    here is an attempt of mine. I have been absent from here for a long time, and am glad to peek back 🙂

    • March 16, 2014 2:51 am

      Noticing how our hands have aged — that’s a moment worth recording.

    • March 17, 2014 6:28 am

      Welcome back. I’ll hop on over for a read.

      • March 17, 2014 10:32 am

        For some reason I can’t get to the post. Anyone else having trouble?

        • March 17, 2014 10:34 am

          Finally figured it out. I’m staring that poem down daily. Really like that opening stanza–so many emotions and memories it echoes.

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