Category Archives: Whirligig

dsc04674 February 15

Chocolate cake and buttered sponge

Image Credit: Bikurgurl 2016 THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “They Feed They Lion” by Philip Levine: burlap, butter, bread, gutted, gray, grained, feed, ferocity, forgiven, holiness, home, hidden     I feed my family with cakes chocolate cake and buttered sponge being at home with bread to bake a burlap sack of oranges   on […]

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The lake is calm – Sunday Photo Fiction – January 29th 2017

© C.E.Ayr THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Boy Breaking Glass” by Gwendolyn Brooks: broken, create, pepper, plank, revenge, music, longer, mistake, cliff, loneliness, everything, snare the plank of loneliness was here music was broken by the lake and so what a mistake to make when everything was by the pier a snare when we create […]

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Music Prompt # 72 – Savage Garden “To the Moon and back”

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “The Well of Grief” by David Whyte: slip, well, grief, turning, place, breathe, source, glimmering, coins, thrown, something, still Something tells me to keep still Breathing fast as I go downhill Throwing some coins out of goodwill Find a source of glimmering fill Well, it’s not easy in my case […]

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Ma, Pa and Baby bear

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “The Necessity” by Alice B. Fogel: siblings, meek, prowls, spring, inhale, fear, pressed, remind, sleep, hungry, lamb, wolves Ma, Pa and Baby bear Out of fear of the wolves Sleeping on my bed Baby’s siblings not there Hungry in the shed Ma, Pa and Baby bear As meek as spring […]

dsc04465 January 04

The New Year

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “The New Year” by Jason Shinder: bottom, breath, blue, dressed, drowning, discovered, match, mirror, mine, losing, love, lap I greeted the New Year with all the love And from above we get all the blessing Dressed up like king with golden crown and gloves Discovered dove when the eggs were […]

logo-sundaywhirligig December 05

Prompt #1928 Visual Prompt of the Week – Waiting for the Train

Photo Credit: Pat Kight on Flickr THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Evening” by Raymond Carver: languid, autumn, coming, loss, exceptional, outline, hinted, suffer, longing, back, more, die Waiting for the train one autumn afternoon Afternoon of exceptional loss and waiting Languid of suffering when you don’t return Return to me, longing for you, now languid […]

logo-sundaywhirligig November 27

Microfiction challenge #24: Moonlit night

painting by Iliya Repin THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Take Your Kids to the Funeral” by Michelle Boisseau: valves, church, coughs, weirdness, liturgy, furtive, kids, smell, heads, dabbing, swinging, scissors reflection from the moon as she waited and the dog dabbed his mouth in the water liturgy of wait as the sky’s clouded she coughed […]

Recipe in a Bottle

Connecting to Friends, Old and New, Through Recipes, Gardens, and Dinner Parties


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would I know the truth of life if not for poetry

lillian the home poet

rejuvenatement - not retirement

Mick E Talbot Poems

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My Struggling Heart



suspenseful with a pencil

Poets for Peace

Where we use words for Peace.