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Eileen Clemens Granfors

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by Eileen Clemens Granfors
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
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One way to write.

Word Quake


A scent, Tweed perfume, turns over

Against another memory, hot tea in a silken china cup.

I write furiously, word after word after word,

Choosing nouns, not worrying about sense or syntax.

These two memories, like pebbles, push away,

And more thoughts cascade out,

Until the pebbles sift and shake the hill of childhood,

Unleashing at last a boulder, hard as granite,

Heavy as such things are,

After the wordslide, the writing begins.

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Reviewed by Richard King 7/26/2010
Wow! And we've never even met. Yet, you know me so well. Outstanding. Thanks Dick
Reviewed by Lori Moore 7/22/2010
You have captured the urgency of writing. Enjoyed.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 7/21/2010
Wonderful poem! Some things just lay in there until we speak up at last ~
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/21/2010
I love WordQuake. A beautiful write, Eileen.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Paul Judges 7/21/2010
An excellent short poem, Eileen
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/20/2010
Worst of all is when you have words organized in your head, get ready to allow them stream out the pen and......nothing! Yet other times the words a coming faster than one can write, great piece...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by D Johnson 7/20/2010
I agree with Mary, this is great writing from beginning to end. Doesn't it sometimes make you tremble with the way words quake and shake out of our head?

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 7/20/2010
Road Quake Tease

Exhaust fumes, truck perfume, car stall ahead motor finally turns over

Against another piece of four wheel road kill, hot tar sticks to tires

I drive furiously, inch by inch by inch. Choosing lanes, carpool, shoulder, oncoming.

Then two truckers finally push the offender out of the way and more sneak through until the free-for-all begins unleashing a torrent of pent up motorists agitated, reckless, hardheaded.

Sig Alert cancelled after 8 hours, the driving begins p
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/20/2010
Great writing and a great methaphor my friend love it.
Reviewed by George Carroll 7/20/2010
Unique and elegant, you have created a landslide, a poetic gem
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 7/20/2010

Very colorful metaphors. It's sounds the like the writing began before you started!


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Eileen Clemens Granfors

Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead

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The Pinata-Maker's Daughter

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Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

Sydney's Story


Stairs of Sand

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White Sheets

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