Day 22: Out of the Smoke

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My sister Patty wrote today’s poem! She’s a retired elementary teacher. And, I’m sorry to say, she’s not a fan of writing poetry. She was very unhappy with this effort, though I think it’s pure genius. 

 I’m afraid I’ve been Disney-fied. Only Robin Williams as Genie kept floating through my mind as I read this.

What words will we be digging through today?

And here’s the card that we might pull our topic from:

So some possible topics are:

  1. fly
  2. float
  3. hook
  4. rod
  5. fishing

Will you join in? Would love to see what you come up with!

 

9 Responses

  1. I’ve been visiting almost daily but have had trouble figuring out the game. I think I get it now. A pile of words+a topic=a poem. So here’s my attempt today. How everything is better after a walk about.

    Fishing Life

    How struggle,
    doubt
    evolves–
    walk, Champion.

    1. Yes, Margaret! Sorry it’s been confusing. I made this much too complex, I feel :>( Walking always makes everything better, clearer. And I catch my best fish/ideas while walking…

  2. Oh, Patty, you and I were on the same page! Yes, like Laura said, you have a brilliant effort! This digging for poems is not easy! Here’s mine, also about the genie. Margaret, you do have it, and we’re posting from yesterday’s words+topic, so that might seem confusing. I’ve never been a patient fishing person, but your poem shows the power. Yes, everything can improve after a walk about, I think.

    Genie,
    Do we
    scratch and grasp
    any area
    to claim
    the dream?

  3. I love Patty’s poem! I think I’ve seen too many make-a-wish stories where the wisher gets it wrong — I can imagine the delight, followed by wondering how to “claim the dream” without getting a dream you didn’t want 🙂

  4. Patty, we like your poem!
    Welcome to our word play, Margaret!
    Did the genie answer you, Denise?

    I was not very inspired by the words this time…

    Toys
    Small delights

    Or an alternate version:

    Toys
    Delight smalls

    That’s all I’ve got!

    1. Clever, Diane. I like what you did there, and the second one is sweet, thinking of the children as smalls.

    2. Thank you for playing along even when–ESPECIALLY when–the words don’t come easy. I like the tiny poem droplets you made!

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