with knife carve words from wood
with spoon eke joy from pain
with knife and spoon
with joy and pain
eke and carve
carve and eke
swirl with the eddies
drift with the current
beach on the shore
Here are the words and my poem for the forty-eighth week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge.
The words are from a talented spoon carver and the challenge I set myself was to come up with something fresh and original. To take the poem somewhere surprising and unexpected. I'm not entirely sure if I succeeded but it was certainly fun trying!
If you want to join the 2019 Poetry Challenge, head on over to my Instagram account (@indraniperera) where I post the words for the week on Mondays (mostly) in my story. Write a poem and post it. Be sure to tag me and use the hashtags #2019poetrychallenge and #livepoetsclub.
If you don't want to write a poem, you can still be part of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Send me five random words and I'll use them in a poem. Either DM me on Instagram with the words or send me an email (indrani at indraniperera dot com).