17 April 2011

NaPoWriMo 17 ~ Sunday Wordle

I pulled these words from the works of three poets who posted their poems at Writer’s Island Saturday, NaPoWriMo's Day 16. Four words each came from Alias Jinksy 16, Stan Skibinski's An Offer I Can Refuse from his blog Elephant Small, and from Mr. Walker's poem, Never Again, at Sadly Waiting for Recess. Thank you all for your poetry.

I tackled the wordle this week trying to use each word in as few lines as possible.  When I finished using the words, I added three more lines, then came up with the title.  I couldn't decide if I should call it Regarding Media, or Regarding the Government.  Maybe something else?  Anyway....here's the wordle, and my take on it.

regarding media

false flattery scars
every story’s start
inept recountings tarnish
silver sprouted phrases whose crescendos
forever perfume crude messages
to surreptitiously promote
exacting agendas

your fabricated reality
dismantles our past

Thank you to Writer's Island for providing a place to post every day this month, and always on Saturdays.


Anonymous said...

A wonderful response to the Wordle!

So true, sadly.

flaubert said...

Ok, I am going to try posting this correctly. Nice use of the wordle words, Brenda. I wrote a poem last week to a prompt from the big tent about the news people. I am still deciding if I want to post it. The media tires me. Well, the government does, also. I am going to try to find some time today, and use the wordle. Thanks


Stan Ski said...

Those words worked for you - how do we follow an act like this post?

Elizabeth said...

Brenda, love where you took these words. But also grateful beyond belief for the wordle. I hit the doldrums this morning. You were a definite hand up. Thank you,


Linda said...

your fabricated reality
dismantles our past

Those are right on words—

Your use of the words to create a poem was a wonderful response.

Andy Sewina said...

Clever you! for making the wordle, and dead clever you!! for making a poem that makes sense from the words.

Mr. Walker said...

Wow. First of all, thanks for using words from one of my poems. I am most honored. And secondly, I love your take on those words. It's concise, dense, biting, and powerful - really well done. I'm up to the challenge of trying to fashion a poem from those words, but you're a tough act to follow.

Francis Scudellari said...

It's really impressive how you were able to create such a coherent and powerful statement sticking almost exclusively to the words. For me the fun is filling in the gaps I create between them. Here's my poem: No catchy slogan can compete with her blossoms. It's mostly inspired by my experience picking up garbage in the neighborhood on Saturday.

Mr. Walker said...

Okay, here's my take on the wordle: "Flattery Is Not Forever" at http://sadlywaiting.blogspot.com/2011/04/flattery-is-not-forever.html or http://sadlywaiting.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/flattery-is-not-forever/

Anonymous said...

I did one - better late than never, and from my pneumonia sickbed! Thanks for this Wordle, Brenda; it inspired many poets! Amy