Words For Thought

 

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Words unspoken wallow
Bantering in a playful crib
Till sense and wit are swallowed
Overtaking a tempestuous jib

Bantering in a playful crib
Where lyric and view do grow
Empowering a tempestuous jib
I can stand off an overflow

Where lyric and view do grow
Expanse more ductile than ribs
I can stand off an overflow
Or let it all out as a squib

Expanse more ductile than ribs
A garden needs time to lie fallow
And I relax and find rest in my crib…as
Words unspoken wallow

dVersepoetspub.com. Continuing the poetic form ‘Pantoum” here us my 2nd offering, which took a lot longer than the first. I based it a line of Psalm 139:4…”Even before there is a word on my tongue, O Lord, you know it all.” (which means to me, the damage is done before it is birthed…..hmm.)
I had to look up squib (thank you rhymezone)… A broken firecracker, it makes just a fizzing sound as it burns). Hope you enjoy!

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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9 Responses to Words For Thought

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice lines: “A garden needs time to lie fallow
    And I relax and find rest in my crib”

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  2. robtkistner says:

    Well crafted Mary. The blessings of rejuvenation.

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  3. V.J. Knutson says:

    This is delightful, Mary – I feel the tension of wanting to state one’s mind and then the release at the end in deciding to hold one’s tongue.

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  4. Enjoyed how you took the psalm for inspiration and I saw a weaving of the garden and poetic word-seeds in this. Really good use of enjambment, too.

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  5. Gina says:

    lovely use of a new found word and meaning added to this psalm.

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  6. Love what you did here…. and squib was new to me too except that it’s used in a similar meaning in Harry Potter for a magician who cannot do magic, much like the failed firecracker.

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  7. msjadeli says:

    You seamlessly brought your pantoum from first line to last and articulated your subject clearly.

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  8. Interesting to base the poem on the psalm line and then develop it. Certainly not a ‘damp squib’ perhaps that’s just a UK expression and passing out of use! A firecracker of a poem!

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