Sunday, April 27, 2014

Want & Worth

 
you wet your whistle
with worry wrought words
while wading knee deep
in whirring wretchedness
 
wrestling the wreckage
of wild, wilful warnings
waves of weeping
wield you worthless
 
a web of wasted wishes
weave withering wormholes
through the who's, what's and why's
of want and worth
                            until . . . . .
 
whimpering and wounded
wit and wisdom win
 
Linking up with Imaginary Garden With Real Toads where we were encouraged to use words beginning with 'W' and open link at Poets United.

36 comments:

  1. I feel at a loss for words (which is usually the result of reading too much poetry and leaving too many comments) since I don't want to say to you what I say to everyone. This really, really moved me! It is SO beautifully written and if I didn't know it was a W-challenge I doubt I would have noticed, which is meant as a compliment that the work flows so well. Huge fan of this, HUGE fan!

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    1. Thanks for such a lovely comment, you made my day. :) Glad you enjoyed it.

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  2. Although you have used many W words here, they do not overwhelm the reader, since your selection is so carefully chosen and each holds significance to your theme.

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    1. Thank you Kerry, I really appreciate that.

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  3. I like when wit and wisdom win over whimpering, wasted wishes and waves of weeping...love the spontaneous flow...

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    1. Thanks, I love it when they win too.

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  4. Wit and wisdom win, I love the positive spin at the end ~ Appreciate W words arranged so meaningfully ~

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    1. Thanks, W's are such fun words to play with.

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  5. your wit and wisdom win with me, every time.
    wonderful ;-)

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  6. whew, so relieved that wit and wisdom win in the end.

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  7. If wit and wisdom win, then there might be hope after all. I hope you're having a great weekend, girl. Sorry I haven't been around to comment as often as I'd like.

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  8. A beautiful string of evocative images illustrated vividly by alliteration.

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  9. Well, you certainly gave the W section of the dictionary a run for its money! All those "w" sounds give this a certain rhythm that is appealing. And I'm glad that wit and wisdom do win, in the end.

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    1. I was doggy paddling in W's for a while there. :)

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  10. Really like your use of color that sometimes speaks more clearly than words. But, also like your weaving of words and how you dance them down the page.

    Elizabeth

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    1. Thank you . . . I didn't intend on going so crazy with the W's but I'm glad they danced for you.

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  11. Love the image accompanying your poem ... want and worth are inextricably linked, when self worth is what matters. Great write, smiles.

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  12. Great job with a difficult challenge, Kathryn--I especially love 'wrestling the wreckage' and 'withering wormholes.'

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  13. Thisis an impressive poem of W's....especially good : "wading knee-deep in whirring wretchedness". Ha! Perfect! (Have you been looking in my window? hee hee)

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  14. that's a lot of W's. :) but it goes well together.

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  15. Love the third stanza and the hope in the end...our battering will result in wit and wisdom's win

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    1. Thanks Susie, it makes a change for me to go upbeat . . . even if I take a while getting there.

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  16. Oh the wit and wisdom... always those quenching the want... love alliterations.

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  17. Hi Kathryn, you weave a lyrical spell here... With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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    1. Thanks Scott, sometimes its fun to go crazy with alliteration. :0)

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  18. I was overwhelmed with the Ws! I must still be wading, holding wit and wisdom at bay. Pretty neat.

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  19. Wit and wisdom are rulers! Bravo on your write!

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  20. Wonderfully wowed by your wicked use of W!!

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  21. Incredible choice of words!

    You are...
    Wonderful with words...

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  22. ha. some fun play with W's
    of course wisdom wins
    when we let it...smiles.

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  23. jeez. you double(u'd) down on this one :) ~

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  24. it certainly is good to let wisdom win...ha...some fun w-play... almost broke my tongue when trying to say: whirring wretchedness.. smiles

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  25. This is brilliant - love all the W's - this reminds me of the last four days with my in-laws, however wit didn't win in the end and I have no wisdom as to why?

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