random acts of poetry

Writing from Words



Thanks to all who made Wordles! As I looked at the various word pictures, I was fascinated by unexpected combinations of words that were sitting near each other. They seemed to be begging for the chance to become poems. Like these words from Sandra’s Wordle:

Now find love
gentle sweet,
like blue expectations
attached to grace.

Or these words from Joanne’s Romantics Wordle…

Entirely wild
men poems, like
mountain things.

Or these from one of our T. S. Poetry Wordles…

Shovel burning,
holding Lord Neruda’s
house, milk, songs,
a pomegranate.

Want to try it? Poke through the participants’ links below and see if you can find some poems-in-waiting in their Wordles. Post your poem links to the T. S. Wall, by next Wednesday the 25th, for links and possible feature here at Tweetspeak.

Find Your Poems-In-Waiting at…

Sandra’s Year in Poetry Wordle
Nancy’s Revelations Wordle
Joanne’s Romantics Wordle
Stephie’s Purple Heart
T. S. Poetry Press’s White Wordle and Black Wordle
Karin’s One Shot Wordle
L.L.’s InsideOut Wordle
MaryAnn’s Collected Poems Wordle
Marcus’s Barbies Wordle
Deidra’s Writer’s Block Wordle
Octavia’s Winter Sundays (also featured above at Tweetspeak)

Visit L.L. Barkat at Seedlings in Stone, for more on writing, poetry, art and life.

Your Comments

4 Comments so far

  1. Oh, I’m so excited. “My” poem is beautiful! And so are the others. I can’t wait to try this.

  2. L. L. Barkat says:

    Yes, I had great fun doing these. So simple to do. Very random (which is great for Random Acts of Poetry :)

  3. Joanna says:

    I absolutely love what you’ve done there – poems into wordles and back into poems again. Wonderful!


  1. Textures of Text: Poems-in-Waiting « Sandra Heska King - May 25, 2011

    [...] She found other poems in the Wordles of others, too, and featured them as well as links to all the Wordles over at the Tweetspeak Poetry blog. [...]

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