100 Words: The Moment To Wake Up

Learn to wake up at the beginning of a misstep, on the way to the garden before your words sprout.

Wake up before the trowel digs them into the crooked row, before the watering can pours, before the row is marked with stakes and bright twine.

Wake up, too, prior to your words landing on a staff, before notes form, before they have sound.

Breathe. Pause. There’s no rush.

Where will this song take you-us-them? Where will it travel and how long?

Your song of words, is it life-giving? Is it the sound of nourishing rain, the sun, the moon?

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Terri Crosby

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    shiner

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    I am very much enjoying the analogies you incorporate in your 100 words of poetic writing, lovely.

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thank you, Shiner. You know I write all the gardening and food phrases just for you!!! :–))) Love, Terri

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    Kathy Nelson

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    A poem by any other name … This is lovely.

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      Terri Crosby

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      Kathy, thank you. So kind to write your thoughts. I appreciate it! Love, Terri

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    Chris

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    ….. beautiful ……

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    Joyce Bagley-Menges

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    The click mechanism works!
    Kudos [again] for your loving soul, warm heart, and poetic sensitivity.

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thank you, Joyce! I appreciate you thinking this, and taking a moment to write me and tell me is such a bonus! Thanks so much! Love, Terri

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    Va

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    Terri–Another keeper. You do have a way with…………….a lot. Now I;m waiting for the one that tells you what to do after the words/actions have leaped out there!!!!!

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      Terri Crosby

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      You made me laugh! Well, as you might imagine I write from personal experience! So what I do is ask the other person if they have an eraser and if they are willing to use it so we can start over with a clean slate. Confession: I did this recently, which was the prompt for this post. Love you, Va!

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    Debby

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    Using a hundred words has transformed your essays into poetry. I really enjoy all your writing and really savor these short musings. The images you create with words are stunning. Debby

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thanks so much! Encouragement is a wonderful thing! Terri

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