Sunday, February 24, 2013

Rearranging Words

Trifecta gave us another word puzzle for this weekend's 33 word challenge.  The puzzle is as follows:

Below are photos from the 33rd page of one of our very favorite books, Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge.  What we want you to do is to scour the page (click to enlarge), choose 33 words, and reshape those words into a piece of your own.  Your piece does not have to tell an entire story.  We just want to see what you can do with this particular word bank.  Punctuation is up to you.  Use whatever you need, whether or not it appears in the photos.
While I did not include the photos, here is the link back to Trifecta's page for the photos.  While you're there, check out other solutions to this word puzzle!

Here's mine -

Remnants of corporeality
Hidden umbrage
State of panic
Gull bones at the water’s edge
Starflowers on pine needles
The fat seagull squawking
The inner blankness
A need to devour life
No comforting quiescence


  1. ooooh - dark!

    better grab your towel!

    1. Oh yeah. Never leave home without it. Just in case!

  2. A stark and interesting poem. Great rearrangement!

  3. Replies
    1. While it wasn't the intention, it did evolve into a darker piece...

  4. Your poem seems to define the remnants of corporeality. Nice job.


  5. Panic? Or a full blown anxiety attack. This gave me a feeling of hand wringing.
    And I like the format you used.