Putting Words in My Mouth


Words are like blueberries

Photo by Andrew Belliveau

Speak of sea turtles
And toes digging in the sand,
Keeping to the script.

For: http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. heavenhappens
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 15:42:11

    Very clever, I was stumped by this prompt!

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  2. cheryl
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 21:48:28

    Nice one wordcoaster. Watch those toe nibbling turtles 🙂

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  3. Joanne Moceri-Taveira
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 14:53:41

    reread a few times, and couldn’t grasp anything….but liked it anyhow…

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    • wordcoaster
      Jan 06, 2013 @ 20:08:13

      Aw, thank you! Sorry this one was much vaguer than usual as it was referencing a play I’m preparing to be in. It’s sometimes frustrating to memorize monologues (or, if your memory’s bad like mine to memorize anything) because the wording is foreign, and often it takes some time to make the order feel natural. Also the character in this particular play (Two Rooms by the talented Lee Blessing) often speaks in stream-of-consciousness monologues. (In one monologue he references his wife’s toes digging in the sand and that launches him onto a tangential metaphor about sea turtles.) It happens to be particularly difficult to follow someone else’s thought process. 🙂

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  4. readinpleasure
    Jan 07, 2013 @ 11:56:53

    Clever and unique take on the prompt

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  5. WabiSabi
    Jan 07, 2013 @ 22:14:09

    Nice take on this prompt! love the image of toes digging in the sand.

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  6. Alice Keys MD
    Jan 08, 2013 @ 21:31:25

    Good job with the prompt. You made it look easy.
    Alice

    Reply

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