Shay’s Word Garden Word List #6 (Laura Marling)

“Dust in the Wind,” by Kent Whitaker

Entombed between bullshit and holy ring mantras
soft with the peculiar dust of the wounded. Their
blues scour the bell of my soul with their red sand.

Shay is the host of Shay’s Word Garden.  Shay says:
Hi everyone, it’s me with your weekly word list poetry prompt. The idea is to use at least 3 of the 20 words listed in either a poem of any length or style, OR a “flash 55” which is a piece of writing consisting of exactly 55 words not counting the title. The prompt stays “live” through Friday. Just write, link, visit, enjoy.   Word list:

bell
blues
broke
bullshit
crying
December
dust
fallen
fickle
holy
hunter
lonesome
naive
peculiar
ring
sand
skin
spoken
wild
wounded

20 Comments Add yours

  1. fireblossom32 says:

    Who is the “they” in this? I’m not understanding.

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    1. fireblossom32 says:

      Okay, “they” is the two things in the first line. I guess I am wanting more, to know what is going on here, or else you’re just suggesting a feeling and I’m overthinking. That’s probably it!

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      1. msjadeli says:

        In my mind they are the ones with the peculiar dust of the wounded. I also am thinking specifically of those who are watching their planets being destroyed. I used the Midnight Oil song as an example. Shay “they” can be anybody you want them to be as the reader of the poem.

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  2. Carrie V. H. says:

    A wonderful use of the words Lisa, and that first line is a great one!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Carrie, so glad you connected with the poem 🙂

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  3. Carrie V. H. says:

    That first line really pulled me close to the poem Lisa!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m liking the word lists, they are great building blocks for powerful poeming. Thank you.

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  4. Jim says:

    It’s a fine write, deep I think. I have trouble relating here, I think you have gone literal with the cow pie and the holy rings but I’m not familiar with the latter. Then use ‘Conceit’ device. I have several blog posts with pictures of the cow pies (I don’t us the sh*t) word.
    https://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/search?q=cow+pie
    ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jim, I think there is a fine line between (metaphorical) bs and (religion) holy, sometimes so thin that it’s indistinguishable. Thanks for reading 🙂

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  5. Wow, Lisa, this is a pretty deep-looking poem that certainly doesn’t look like BS! I had to read this several times! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Christian. I appreciate you taking the time with the poem. I really like the word lists Shay comes up with.

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      1. I love to write but really don’t think I could ever come up with poems like you do, Lisa. You’re so talented with words!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          You are very kind. What kind of things do you like to write?

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          1. Oh, I didn’t mean in an artistic way. Obviously, I enjoy writing about music!😀

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Ah, ok! You write about music well and do a good job of researching your posts. Best Wishes for a 2022 of Wonderful Music!

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              1. Thanks, Lisa, it seems unreal we’re exchanging best wishes for the new year again. It simply doesn’t feel like another year went by. Best wishes to you as well, and keep up your great writing! 🙂

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  6. “Entombed between bullshit and holy ring mantras” – This is a fabulous line. I feel like I want to use this in conversation when asked what’s going on, as it would be apt.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL Feel free 🙂 Thanks, Jewish Young Professional!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Another excellent image. 😍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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