Sunday, July 24, 2011

Poetic Afflatus

marvel at the whir of clouds
creating your poetic spark
twist ideas through
scattered words
in the mind’s
blink a poem
is born
cast aside
rendered fear
reprehensible doubt
shadows self-esteem
opened curtains gild
a brighter view
so scan
your heart
and trust

@laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: Sunday Whirl



Daydreamertoo said...

Wow...superb use of the worlde words~!

Reflections said...

Beautiful piece... love the depth.

Unknown said...

I learned a new word. Had never seen afflatus and had to look it up. thank you.

Mary said...

Excellent porm about the way a poem comes into existance, Laurie. I must admit I am going to have to search the dictionary for the word 'afflatus' though.

Laurie Kolp said...

Mary- I went ahead and added the meaning of afflatus at the bottom-- it's inspiration

Mike Patrick said...

I have to say, the poetic spark struck you. I really enjoyed this poem.

Anonymous said...

I admire the gift of being able to create a piece with 12 unrelated words ~~ well done!

flaubert said...

It is wonderful when it does happen, just like here, Laurie.


Anonymous said...

I'm always amazed when someone can write a wordle without it being awkward. You did it!

irene said...

The words seem to coalesce beautifully, Laurie.

Susannah said...

You used the wordle words well.

I really liked . . .

"opened curtains gild
a brighter view"

Nicely done. :-)

Marianne said...

Brilliant use of the wordel words, Laurie! I love 'whir of clouds' ... great image. And 'blink a poem' - spectacular!

Traci B said...

Fantastic use of the wordle and enjambment, especially in the lines "in the mind's/blink a poem/is born/cast aside/rendered fear". The way you've structured the words, different meanings emerge depending on how you read them. Well done!

Mr. Walker said...

Laurie, I love this one. It's so positive, and yet it so well captures "rendered fear" and "reprehensible doubt" - I like both of those phrases so much - they ring true. Great last word; thanks for introducing me to it.