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We Wordle #10

March 17, 2014

Wordle 10

Welcome back, poets, for the tenth edition of We Wordle! This week’s words are mined from poems submitted to Irene’s prompt of March 5, “Shell“. Three words have been selected from each poem.

Contributors and their words:

Rosyln: sanctuary, soul, knowing
Debi Swim: spiral, vapor, carapace
Barbara: honeysuckle, rain, year
Jules: eggshells, drums, demons
Marian: roots, chrysalis, wings
Nicole: seafoam, hookah, witches
Abby: angels, blue, truth
Irene: curvature, cathedral, votives
Benjamin: filament, cocoon, stoic
Elizabeth: fortune, inky, nurture
Barbara (poem 2): nightmares, kimono, geisha
De: tangles, bloom, stripes

Hear ye, hear ye! These be 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.

And yes, the Wordle is green because of St. Patrick’s Day. Happy St. Patty’s, to those who celebrate! The picture links back to the original Wordle, but I recreated it in GIMP using a nice Celtic-style font (Uncial Antiqua for those interested — no pun intended 🙂 ).


  1. March 17, 2014 4:47 am

    Thank you for the prompt! I loved it!

    • March 21, 2014 1:50 pm

      I couldn’t leave my comment on your blog, so I’ll post it here. Not only you used all of the words but you also rhymed too? Most impressive.

      • March 23, 2014 2:30 am

        Yes, I had that with one site and not with the others. Not sure why.

  2. March 17, 2014 6:19 am

    Nice Celtic touch, Nicole. Made up a story here

    • March 17, 2014 1:26 pm

      It’s amazing how our brains weave all those nightmares. Nice use of the words.

  3. March 17, 2014 6:53 am

    Aanteekwa visits St. Patrick’s Purgatory….


  4. March 17, 2014 9:32 am

    Hank used only 26 words here:


    • March 17, 2014 1:26 pm

      Impressive write about the rainforest, especially the “forest person” so balanced and brightly orange above it all.

  5. March 17, 2014 9:48 am

    Pretty sure I left some out, but not going back for them if they’re too lazy to catch up.

    • March 17, 2014 1:25 pm

      Of course, that’s what so nice about the words. You use them like colors and tinctures. Which means whole new artworks of possibility from the same cadre of colors.

  6. March 17, 2014 12:32 pm

    Limping all the way here:


  7. March 17, 2014 7:58 pm

    Thank you to those of you who responded to the initial prompt supplying us with these words…thank you for pooling them host.

    Here’s mine:

    • March 19, 2014 2:48 pm

      A beautiful, heartfelt tribute. I really liked this.

    • March 19, 2014 10:39 pm

      I cannot work out how to leave a reply on your page Hannah so shall do it here. Beautifully done. A lovely weaving of words and wordling.

      • March 20, 2014 11:17 am

        Thank you so much for leaving me a comment here, rosross…I’m sorry if there was confusion on my site for leaving a comment.

  8. March 17, 2014 9:33 pm

    Love these words…

    • March 18, 2014 1:04 am

      Apart from the fun of the prompt it is wonderful to see what everyone does with the words.

    • March 19, 2014 2:53 pm

      Long time no see. Enjoyed your poem.

      • James Brush permalink
        March 21, 2014 10:28 am

        Thanks. It’s good to resurfacing a little.

  9. March 18, 2014 2:01 pm

    Because ‘one’ person thought it would make a good continuation…

    49 words and one haiku 🙂

  10. March 20, 2014 3:32 am

    Here’s link to my first attempt at a response to a prompt from We Write Poems. Really enjoying exploring this site.

  11. March 22, 2014 8:26 am

    Late. Just returned from holiday.

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