Twitter Project day 26 – words on wording

what words come willing? which must be coaxed with tiny crumbs of food,chocolate & small promises? which words must be dragged in screaming? I’m still thinking about words and how they are influenced by what I’ve read, seen on television, heard on the street etc. Today the word stoic jumped into my head as I […]

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Twitter Project day 25 – working words

will this word in your hand work for you? be your friend, maybe your lover? will this word be tamed shaped changed strung on a chain & worn? More words from the exercise piece. I don’t know if I want to go in this direction but I will play it out for a day or […]

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Twitter Project day 24 – having a word

Doing a gig for/with our writing group the Sooke Scribblers reminded me of some of the writing exercises we’ve done in the past. A fun one involved making a list of nouns and a separate list of verbs and then coming up with a poetic line using the noun and verb . The verbs would […]

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Twitter Project day 23 – (24-1) – a day late

Sometimes life rises up like a small tsunami. You think you’ve got your canoe nice and steady, you’re floating along and then the wave comes. Friday was a wave day. It started out busy and under control/calm but with the wave came unexpected extra work and a timeline that had to be met if I […]

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Twitter Project day 19 – the thin place

clouds tumble over themselves to reach the horizon first a thin place between ocean & sky that helps the eye separate those two blue spaces I’m in that thin place right now. No separation. No solid ground. I reach for words to steady me.

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Twitter Project day 18 – guiding waters

the other word for blue opposite to sky but not opposed sometimes green dappled flush with silver flash & a black white of something bigger Thinking about the ocean today. Looking at the changes as a light fog blew in this morning followed by clearing skies and some late afternoon sunshine. The ocean has been […]

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Twitter Project day 17 – I’ll meet you there

Yes the rain is falling today. Last night the sky was full of stars and I saw a thin crescent moon much like that snap pea. Today the sky is cloud covered and my world is wet and green – a bright contrast to the dry brown landscape of Calgary where I was visiting. In […]

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