Random Acts of Poetry:   Word Pool

Poetry Friday!

This week, LL Barkat (Seedlings in Stone) has a challenge to make a word pool and use this pool to create a poem. You should really go check her post out, she has a wonderful poem there titled “Bottled” that is sure to bring you a smile.

I love words! Today is a hot, lazy day…and I am thinking about cool water. Water you slide into, water that engulfs you and shocks your skin with a thousand volts of cool. Ahhhhh.

Here is my word pool:

azure crystal clear pool blue rippling splashing washing cleansing pure sliding
cataract cascade aquatic divine smooth free floating caress flowing
moving babbling burbling rich ribbon eddy current flow careening
splashing falling drenching laughing cobalt mirror sparks foam rippling mist

And here is my poem:

River Words

the river
floating, flowing
on cool blue ribbons
azure and cobalt
rippling and rich
cascades slide
over skin-smooth stone
laughing, drenching
cleansing cataract
swallows me in
and carries me away

10 thoughts on “Random Acts of Poetry: Word Pool

  • May 29, 2009 at 12:43 am

    I can hear the river water flowing over the stones in your words.

    Beautiful poem.

  • May 29, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    I love the “laughing, drenching
    cleansing cataract” — what a wonderful combination of purposes.

  • May 31, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    We have a pond in our yard…were you here because your poem describes it perfectly!

  • June 1, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    wonderful job! i can “feel” all the words in your word pool when i took a dip :0)

  • June 10, 2009 at 3:10 am

    you know, i thought the word pool was poetic in itself! you have a gift for collecting words!


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