Big Tent February 28th

2 Mar

This week’s Big Tent prompt was the above Wordle, and also these three phrases:  “Say more,” “There is also the matter of ____” and “He started by _____.”

I love Wordles, but a lot of poets dislike forcing the words into a cohesive poem: the goal is to use all the words in the Wordle.  It’s okay if you can’t: the goal is also to get writers writing.  I haven’t used any.  This came out instead. 


On Wordles

For Viv, who hates them

There is also the matter of Wordles:
those linguistic, logistical hurdles. 
Use all the words if you daredle
but watch the poetic cream curdle.

19 Responses to “Big Tent February 28th”

  1. vivinfrance March 2, 2011 at 11:52 #

    Thanks for the vote of confidence…
    Did you read mine yet? Not a poem, but I did use all the words and phrases! Yah boo, sucks to you…

    But I do love your poem: the wordlecurdledurdle theme had me in stitches.


    • Tilly Bud March 2, 2011 at 12:25 #

      Well done, Viv! I know you hate them. Yes, I’ve left a comment.


  2. Mike Patrick March 3, 2011 at 19:22 #

    You put a twist on the twist. Jolly well done.


  3. nan March 4, 2011 at 12:38 #

    Fun take! I liked the twist that you did this for Viv, but really like Wordles yourself. I enjoy Wordles, and find they often inspire me to write small narratives rather than traditional poems. I loved what both you and Viv did.


  4. Laurie Kolp March 4, 2011 at 13:53 #

    Oh what fun this is! I especially like the last line.


  5. thingy March 4, 2011 at 14:56 #

    Ha, this is my first wordle. I loved the challenge, but I loved your anti-wordle.


    • Tilly Bud March 6, 2011 at 12:50 #

      Hi thingy. There’s no link to your blog. Going to trawl through Big Tent to see if I can find you there.


  6. Kim Nelson March 4, 2011 at 16:05 #

    You rebel, you!


  7. Linda Jacobs March 4, 2011 at 16:12 #

    Creative. It tickled my funny bone!


  8. pamela March 4, 2011 at 17:40 #

    Ha ha ha! I know how Viv feels about them.
    I’d say you got it right, Tilly.



  9. Donna Vorreyer March 5, 2011 at 00:13 #

    Ha! Cute.


  10. versebender March 5, 2011 at 02:10 #

    Great take on the wordle thing! Funny! Vb


  11. Tumblewords March 5, 2011 at 05:53 #

    Ha! You’ve nailed it!


  12. gautami tripathy March 5, 2011 at 09:35 #


    I enjoyed it!

    rivulets of space

    Due to Census work for the pas one month, I have not been able to visit and comment. I will be back with a vengeance after a day or two!


  13. Cathy March 6, 2011 at 20:04 #

    You’re funny and petty good too.


  14. Jingle March 11, 2011 at 03:38 #

    cool, the most enjoyable one for me.

    I tried, please let me know what you think:


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