I element

Yesterday, I earthed –
felt that warm dark power
come up through my feet,
the weird and wriggling life,
the blood strength of mud
and leaf-mold and worms.
I tendrilled, I shooted,
I rooted

Today, I’m skying
letting the wild winds
open my skin,
my lungs opening like rain,
my arms winging,
my body clouding and billowing,
all surge and flow.

Tomorrow, I may fire.

Bjorn is hosting at dVerse tonight, and asks us to verb.

26 thoughts on “I element

  1. Wonderful use of the elements, Sarah, and your title brought Asimov’s I, Robot to mind. My favourite verbifications are in the rhyming list of three: ‘I tendrilled, I shooted, / I rooted’. I hope I get to fire tomorrow. 😊

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  2. GLORIOUS! The title and the words in the poem itself!!! On September 15th we shall drive to the end of Cape Cod to our beloved Provincetown — only for a week this year. We shall be oceaning! 🙂

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  3. Oh my god, this is wonderful. Indeed, very well-written. This is so creative and evocative in imagery to me. These phrases are enriched with passion and with beautiful descriptions as well. This is marvelous, very inspiring to read. Excellent verbing. ❤

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  4. It’s easy to overdo the ‘verbing’, making verbs out of not very apposite nouns, but you have done it seamlessly. Like Kim, I’m looking forward to hearing what happened when you ‘fire’.

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  5. You had me at “the blood strength of mud”.; an excellent piece. As noted, you verbified without touching absurdity or nonsense; a very well written rocking of the prompt.

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  6. I love the elements on your verbing poems Sarah. I specially felt the power here:

    Today, I’m skying
    letting the wild winds
    open my skin,
    my lungs opening like rain,

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