New Words to Say


The first time I saw the tree, with slants of red that glanced through bare arms that scraped the sky, I feared no new words could draw it. I was wrong: There will e'er be words to say.


This was written for this week's Trifecta Writing Challenge. 

On now to this week's Trifextra challenge.  This week we are asking you to count syllables.  And words.  It's a lot of math for those of us who might be more accustomed to dealing with words, but we're confident you can pull it off.

We are asking for a 33-word response to the following snippet:
The first time I saw. . .
Here's the catch: all of your 33 words must be one syllable each.  We're going low-brow on your this week.  Or not.  Can you class it up under these restrictions?  Give us your best.

To clarify, we are giving you 5 words.  We want another 33 from you, for a grand total of 38. 

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Writing in the Margins, Bursting at the Seams: New Words to Say

Monday, January 13, 2014

New Words to Say


The first time I saw the tree, with slants of red that glanced through bare arms that scraped the sky, I feared no new words could draw it. I was wrong: There will e'er be words to say.


This was written for this week's Trifecta Writing Challenge. 

On now to this week's Trifextra challenge.  This week we are asking you to count syllables.  And words.  It's a lot of math for those of us who might be more accustomed to dealing with words, but we're confident you can pull it off.

We are asking for a 33-word response to the following snippet:
The first time I saw. . .
Here's the catch: all of your 33 words must be one syllable each.  We're going low-brow on your this week.  Or not.  Can you class it up under these restrictions?  Give us your best.

To clarify, we are giving you 5 words.  We want another 33 from you, for a grand total of 38. 

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40 Comments:

At January 13, 2014 at 7:42 AM , Blogger Tara R. said...

Yes, always more words.

 
At January 13, 2014 at 8:03 AM , Blogger Gina said...

I hope so. Beautiful!

 
At January 13, 2014 at 8:26 AM , Anonymous Lance said...

you had me at slants of red

great

 
At January 13, 2014 at 8:38 AM , Anonymous JannaTWrites said...

Slants of red through bare arms is such a unique description. I was drawn to that!

 
At January 13, 2014 at 8:44 AM , Blogger Kelly Garriott Waite said...

Thanks for reading, Tara!

 
At January 13, 2014 at 8:44 AM , Blogger Kelly Garriott Waite said...

Thanks, Gina.

 
At January 13, 2014 at 8:45 AM , Blogger Kelly Garriott Waite said...

Thanks so much, Lance!

 
At January 13, 2014 at 8:45 AM , Blogger Kelly Garriott Waite said...

I saw this tree yesterday, Janna, and thought that there was no way I could ever describe it anew. This was a great prompt to fit that tree.

 
At January 13, 2014 at 9:25 AM , OpenID joe2poetry said...

Nice use of e'er. Good keeping to the prompt.

 
At January 13, 2014 at 9:33 AM , OpenID melstepp01 said...

Love the ever work around! Beautifully written.

 
At January 13, 2014 at 10:43 AM , OpenID humantriumphant said...

fabulous words, in fact!

 
At January 13, 2014 at 10:45 AM , Blogger Kelly Garriott Waite said...

Haha! I knew someone would catch that! Thanks, Joe!

 
At January 13, 2014 at 10:45 AM , Blogger Kelly Garriott Waite said...

Is that a cheat?? Thanks so much - This was a bugger of a prompt to write to.

 
At January 13, 2014 at 10:45 AM , Blogger Kelly Garriott Waite said...

Thanks for reading! Appreciate your comments.

 
At January 13, 2014 at 10:47 AM , Blogger Bj√∂rn said...

Sometimes we are stunned... but words will resurrect to new frontiers... and you are "cheat" worked for old Will why not for you?

 
At January 13, 2014 at 11:07 AM , OpenID mjshorts said...

A beautiful use of your 38 words Kelly.

 
At January 13, 2014 at 11:21 AM , Blogger ElGuapo said...

Wow! I really enjoyed this one. (And the contraction to fit the syllable restriction.)

 
At January 13, 2014 at 11:56 AM , Blogger Valerie Boersma said...

This is gorgeous, Kelly, and I truly believe it to be true!

 
At January 13, 2014 at 12:30 PM , Blogger Kir said...

that was beautiful and poetic. I am always astounded at how powerful words are, how much they heal.
This was gorgeous.

 
At January 13, 2014 at 1:44 PM , Blogger Kelly Garriott Waite said...

Thanks so much!

 
At January 13, 2014 at 1:44 PM , Blogger Kelly Garriott Waite said...

Thank you MJ! Appreciate your reading.

 
At January 13, 2014 at 1:44 PM , Blogger Kelly Garriott Waite said...

This was a difficult assignment - almost let one slip by...Thanks for reading!

 
At January 13, 2014 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Kelly Garriott Waite said...

Thanks Valerie! Looking forward to reading your post.

 
At January 13, 2014 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Kelly Garriott Waite said...

Thanks, Kir! Looking forward to reading your entry this week.

 
At January 13, 2014 at 3:23 PM , Blogger kymm said...

Like crossing a river, we never say the same words twice!
Lovely, Kelly!

 
At January 13, 2014 at 5:14 PM , Blogger Kelly Garriott Waite said...

Thanks, Kymm, but your piece...Really beautiful.

 
At January 13, 2014 at 5:47 PM , Blogger Tom MacInnes said...

You are quite the painter of pictures with your beautiful words. You had me at "red", too. Evocative and lovely descriptions of your tree. Art. :)

 
At January 13, 2014 at 9:52 PM , Blogger November Rain - k~ said...

I stopped to savor these few many times: "slants of red that glanced through bare arms that scraped the sky..." and the picture that it painted brought me peace. This was lovely Kelly. Quite the challenge, I may have to give it a go.

 
At January 14, 2014 at 4:08 AM , Blogger Kelly Garriott Waite said...

Thanks so much, Tom!

 
At January 14, 2014 at 4:09 AM , Blogger Kelly Garriott Waite said...

Thanks, ~k - Hope you dod give it a try.

 
At January 14, 2014 at 4:19 AM , OpenID shadowsofthedivine said...

I am lost in the essence of words and beauty here....Amazing lines !

 
At January 14, 2014 at 7:33 PM , Anonymous sun said...

amazing how you think nothing can come forth and suddenly it happens. really a nice piece. thank you.

 
At January 15, 2014 at 12:37 AM , OpenID lovethebadguy said...

"E'er". You clever, clever writer. ;)

Beautiful work.

 
At January 15, 2014 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Renada Styles said...

Some things are too awing and beautiful that the right words can be hard to find. I also liked words being used to draw. Writing is a work of art!

 
At January 17, 2014 at 1:13 AM , Blogger Michael Jenkins said...

Yes, indeed. Always words to say.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 9:50 PM , OpenID momosapien said...

Gorgeous. And I, too, loved that you used e're. Your writing is so beautiful.

 
At January 19, 2014 at 5:48 AM , Blogger Draug said...

This is beautiful.

 
At January 19, 2014 at 1:59 PM , Blogger Trifecta said...

Slants of red that glanced through bare arms is just amazing.

 
At January 20, 2014 at 12:32 AM , OpenID sparkimage said...

Awesome! The first sentence made it feel so real. I felt like I was there with the tree :)

 
At January 20, 2014 at 4:42 AM , Blogger Ivy said...

"Slants of red that glanced through bare arms" <---lovely!

Breathtakingly beautiful work!

 

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