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15 May 2011

Wordle 4

If you found yourself here, welcome, the more the merrier.  Please take the time to read and comment on other participants’ poems.  I must confess that I had already written my piece Jebediah’s Fire before realizing that it was the third Thursday in the month.  Look for a baker’s dozen words next week. 
Last week’s response to the wordle by Barbara at Briarcat continues to astound me.  It’s a tornado of words that riles my core.  Therefore I picked four of the words from her piece Rough as a Cob. From that brilliant piece I took salty, slurping, rural, and chimney.  Slurping was an interesting word to incorporate.  It brought something unusual to my piece. 
I loved Irene’s response to Big Tent Poetry’s closure this week.  I lifted the words infusion, filtered, textured, and bridge from her poem, Continue or be Damned.  You can find Irene’s work at her blog Lost in Translation.  Irene is also a promptress at We Write Poems.
Paula writes shorter pieces at echoes from the silence.  I’m enjoying her poetry every week and took two words from a haiku, and two words from her notes surrounding the haiku. The words come from her post Managing to Write.  Paula, I’m glad you are managing to write, and joining in every week.  From her post we have brandishing, stop, eke, and substituted.
FYI:
Here are some instructions Francis Scudellari provides for posting a link in the comments section of blogger:
Blogger comments will let you add basic html, so to make a live link you just need to wrap an "anchor tag" around the name of your poem. I'll try to type the format for it here, but Blogger wants to embed the code, so I have to doctor it a little. Just ignore the asterisks (*) I've typed in below.


First you put in the following "<*a href=", then you add the URL of the post wrapped in quotation marks, then you need to add another ">", then the text you want to use for the link, and finally the closing tag "<*/a*>". 


Don't forget to take out the asteriks.

33 comments:

whenwordsescape said...

Thank you, Brenda, for the honor of choosing words from one of my recent posts! I look forward to (re)using them...along with the others you've chosen. I'm in the midst of traveling, so will get to the post as soon as possible! Meanwhile, happy whirling, everyone! ~Paula (@ echoes from the silence)

vivinfrance said...

Thanks for this week's wordle. More anon. Francis's instructions left me reeling! I simply right click on the title, then on 'copy shortcut' and Bob's your uncle!

Mary said...

Here's my wordle. These words were tricky, but I managed to use them all.

http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2011/05/rural-life.html

brenda w said...

Paula, I'll look forward to reading. Pieces trickle in all week. It's nice that way. I just hope others come back to check later entries.
Viv, I don't have the code memorized, but my uncle is George. :) I keep practicing, because one of these days I might learn the code without looking.

Mary, I found the words tricky, too, and almost changed a couple of them out. Left them in, and decided what came of it came of it. I like what came of yours.

Here's mine(I know I linked it in the post above, but I need the practice):
Jebediah's Fire
~Brenda

inhale-then-sigh said...

Please forgive, instructons made me reel as well,

http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/inhale-then-sigh/

Elizabeth

therer2doors said...

thanks for this week's wordle, brenda! looks enticing. I am trying to catch up today! hope to post a new poem later!

angie

flaubert said...

Thanks Brenda. These words difficult to work with, quite a challenge.
As for the linking, I am lost:)

Pamela

http://flaubert-poetrywithme.blogspot.com/2011/05/cup-of-coffee-and-view-whirling-wordle_15.html

Cathy said...

Brenda - A small suggest- change the comment setting for this blog from Registered Users to Anyone.

By doing this, the Name/Url section will show up in the comment area. That way they don't have mess with html to leave at the link of their poem. They just leave their link in the url section and just type in their name. Then hit post comment.

Yea, I use to have a blogger account.

Cathy

www.thequietone.net

brenda w said...

I made the change Cathy. Thanks for the tip. I didn't even know I'd set it to registered users--I just started going. :)

Laurie Kolp said...

Just click on my name to get to my blog. Thanks.

irene said...

Thanks *squeal* for hosting Brenda, and the shout out too.

urban stories

Henry Clemmons said...

Hopefully below is the link to my blog.

""Tattoo(less) Behind""

Henry Clemmons said...

Forget the above link :) lol. And just click onmy name. That should take you their. It's called, "Tattoo(less) Behind. Thank you.

vivinfrance said...

This is my fourth try, picking only 2 of the words: http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/chimneys/

Mr. Walker said...

Wordles get my juices flowing. Thanks, Brenda. Here's mine: Riding in the Passenger Seat (Blogspot) or Riding in the Passenger Seat (WordPress). (I've got the code down now, because I've messed it up on other sites before).

Marianne said...

Thanks for another challenging wordle, Brenda. My poem is here:
http://herwordsbloomed.blogspot.com/2011/05/sunday-wordle-4.html

barbara said...

got them all in, but "eke" turned out to be really tricky.
poem on the departure of an internet friend

barbara said...

I'm too forgetful to use the code. I just open a new post in wordpress and write my comment, and let the post editor do the linking for me, then copy the html version and toss the post in the trash.

Francis Scudellari said...

I almost overlooked chimney, but I was able to squeeze it in to. Here's the link: Fast-food notions

sharplittlepencil said...

Barbara, Irene, and Paula and three of my faves. Nice to have an "Andrews Sisters" prompt, and will post later! Thanks, Brenda! Amy

brenda w said...

Amy, Nice to see you spreading cheer. You make me laugh. I'll look forward to your post.

All you alls---It's great to see the site grow. Welcome, and I'm off to do some reading.
~Brenda

imnotaverse said...

Here's mine:

http://imnotaverse.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/wordle-time/

imnotaverse said...

I forgot this one:

http://imnotaverse.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/oops-i-meant-four/

lucychili said...

mm i couldnt do them all but here it is
http://crankymango.blogspot.com/2011/05/progress.html

bonneypoet said...

Brenda, thanks for the challenge. Here's mine:

Poemflow

whenwordsescape said...

FINALLY...after a brief vacation which resulted in a writing hiatus, here is my attempt at wordle #4! Thanks again, Brenda, for the prompt...and for incorporating four of my previous words this week.

I'll be back to read others' posts now that I've written:

Surrender

~ Paula Wanken

margoroby said...

This is cool. I am so glad I found you. I love wordles and I shall add your site to my Friday roundups. Thanks, Brenda.

brenda w said...

Margo, I'm glad you found us. Welcome!
~Brenda

Cathy said...

Ok here's my poem. A few words from the list got tweak a bit. Lol!

I'm posting at my new Wordpress blog and I'm still setting it up. So hopefully nobody has problems leaving a comment.

Enjoy!

angie said...

oh, I'm still playing catch-up!!
(only 9 more days of school then I have all summer to write!)

I couldn't quite figure out how to fit in salty and substitute, but here's what I came up with --
wake

be around to everyone before sunday, I promise!!

Kelly said...

Hi Brenda - I just discovered this site a few days ago and LOVE it! Thank you so much for doing this. Here's my offering, sneaking in just under the wire. :)

http://www.starsandwillows.com/2011/05/thing-with-feathers/

Kelly said...

Trying again, with a link, maybe?
Thing with Feathers

Mike Patrick said...

Sorry to be so late with this posting, but I just loved the wordle and just found the time to write.