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Poetry Challenge - Week Forty-Eight

Challenge 2019 - Week 48 Words

Challenge 2019 - Week 48 PoemWeek 48 words from @jcsangil00: wood, spoon, beach, drift and knife.


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).

Happy writing!