Hello! This is my submission to the Words To Wonders Challenge of August. For those of you unfamiliar with Words To Wonders, it’s a challenge that fellow blogger Elisichi and I came up with. Each month we present you with an interesting word, and your only rule is to not look up the definition. Then you let the word inspire you. You can write, take a picture, draw, record, or anything else. If you use the word in your writing don’t worry about the meaning. That isn’t the point, the point is to use a small prompt to create an idea.
The word of August 2013 was pauciloquent and this is what I came up with. I was inspired by my trip to the beach, so along with the loose free verse, you’ll see the photographs that inspired the words.
I interpreted pauciloquent to be patient and persistent, constant and forever. I don’t really do poetry, I just sort of ramble and create phrases that I like. I’m not sure if my words will make any sense to you, but that’s what I’ve got!
The pauciloquent ocean pushes against the shore,
Receding with plans to rush forward once more.
The wet sand reflects a sky that speaks of moments to come,
While the ancient sea replenishes the mirror with old stories.
How is it that the old sea came to placidly smile back at the bright sky?
New clouds, shiny stars and blue air dance on the wind that pulls at the sea,
Urging it to come along.
But the sea is heavy, it can only wave back at the sky, only copy the clouds in the foam that laps along the shores.
With every wave upon the shore it tries to throw itself to the sky, hoping to play on the wind with the birds.
The sea strains and rumbles, but at the end of the day it can only look back on the memories of moonbeams that fell from the sky.