Wordle 171


I dabble in the hallowed art of poesy,
my efforts revealing only shallow skill.
I hunt around for words with greater impact
to give the poem a mighty whack,
a blast of power  to the intellect,
significance beyond the obvious.
The mot juste,  when I find it, brings a thrill,
a frisson at my centre as the wizardry unfolds
wayward, wilful, totally  out of control.

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11 Responses to Wordle 171

  1. 1sojournal says:

    I thought ‘out of control’ was a definition for life. You’ve captured this moment well.

    Elizabeth
    http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/

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  2. very nice…I can relate to all…especially the shallow skill part

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  3. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I know exactly the feeling you’re talking about! (I’ve had it once or twice.)

    My Whirl: “Places”

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  4. When I write, my thesaurus is my best friend – it’s far better at finding good words than I am on my own!

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  5. “The mot juste, when I find it, brings a thrill” – oh, yes, that makes it all worth while.

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  6. jae rose says:

    Letting go often frees up something that surprises even the poet! I agree..out of control can be good..

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  7. drpkp says:

    love that “frisson at my centre” 🙂

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  8. oldegg says:

    I think it is a delight to go the extra step and produce something quite new…even better when it gets out of control.

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