Sunday, January 11, 2009

100 Word Challenge -- March & Unconscious Mutterings

The 100 Word Challenge word issued by Velvet Verbostity this week comes from A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeliene L’Engle and is March. When I think of March I think of wind. I grew up in the Texas panhandle and I remember standing on the playground with a strong wind blowing, back turned to protect the eyes and hunkering down to protect the legs from the sting of the blowing sand.


A gentle March wind stirs
Softly, gently as the lamb
Hope of spring then summer fills the heart
Too long held hostage in winter’s icy grip

A stronger March wind rises
By the breath of lamb and lion.
Tender buds on trees are tossed to and fro
As the air and soul are warmed

Gusty March winds roar
Loudly, furiously as the lion
Blue skies change to the dusty brown
Plunging the soul into despair

March with ever changing winds
From winter’s cold to summer’s heat
The heart and soul are carried along
Never sure of what will be

I say :: You think

  1. Resolution :: ending

  2. Break :: ruin

  3. Tied :: shoestrings

  4. Suffering :: pain

  5. Instead :: option

  6. Slash :: cut

  7. Divorce :: remove from

  8. Cough :: cold

  9. Happy :: elated

  10. Sniffle :: cough


Heather said...

Thank you for stopping by Patsy. I miss having extra time to think. I will have to try the memes you do Sometime, you always do them so well. Happy new year.

storyteller said...

Lovely poem in response to the topic this week. I love Madeleine L' Engle's books! Methinks we don't have anything in common today for our 'mutterings' ... and that means we're UNIQUE ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Ladykli said...

Patsy, I truly love your poems! You should put them in a book form. I bet your children and grandchildren would treasure them. I know I would. You are a very creative writing. I mean that sincerely.

LceeL said...

Outstanding piece on 'March'. I love the idea of writing a 100 Word Challenge in poetry.

Hootin' Anni said...

y'know? I think you're the only one who used 'tied shoestrings' for you answer. I love to read so many different associations, the more different the more complex and wonderful bloggers are!!

Have a great week Patsy.

Your poetry challenge?'s great.

Julie said...

Great 100 words. Really captures the winds of March!

And your unconscious ramblings cracked me up...started out so serious, then you threw "tied...shoestrings" in there! I don't know why that just tickled me.

Anonymous said...

yeesh I thought I was going to get something done tonight but now I've got the urge to write at my fingertips. I blame you :D

Ashlie- Mommycosm said...

I'm humbled by the other 100 Word challenge entries. Beautiful poem.