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Poem: "Casting the Circle of Words" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "Casting the Circle of Words"

This poem came out of the March 2, 2010 Poetry Fishbowl.  It combines prompts from flutterbychild, wyld_dandelyon, and siege.  It was sponsored by janetmiles.  I would really enjoy trying this one in a ritual someday! See a scrapbooked version of this poem.

Casting the Circle of Words


We are casting the circle of words.
We are summoning the sacred space of speech.

We are calling the quarters:
Nouns, the things
Adjectives, the descriptions
Verbs, the actions
Adverbs, the refinements

We are calling the cross-quarters:
Pronouns, the replacements
Conjunctions, the joints
Prepositions, the relationships
Interjections, the accents

We are summoning the sacred space of speech.
We are casting the circle of words.

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siege From: siege Date: March 5th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I really like the cadence and energy of this one.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 5th, 2010 04:53 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm happy to hear that.
xjenavivex From: xjenavivex Date: March 5th, 2010 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I hit sentence diagramming in school, I loved it. This reminded me of that. Thank you for this one. I enjoyed it very much.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 5th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thoughts

I liked the concept of sentence diagramming. There were so many scientific errors in the presentation, however, that it often frustrated me. I hate having to learn wrong answers to get a grade.
ideealisme From: ideealisme Date: March 5th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the list. Rhythmical and incantatory.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 6th, 2010 04:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm glad you enjoyed this.
filkferengi From: filkferengi Date: March 9th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very invocative!
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