Saturday, May 17, 2014

Twelve Points - A Reprise

Originally posted in 2010 for Big Tent, a defunct poetry site. This was written to a twelve word wordle. I have changed it some here but the words are still all there.

Twelve Points

Your half-eaten swarm,
your answer will light us up
in frames of debris,
piles a child might build
on a temporary dock
of echoes called up
from the smoke, your skirt
swirled to embellish inner

What's evidence
to me? A long chant,
proof of your sturdy backbone
in the scheme of things.

September 16, 2010 6:23 AM

For the original blog and poem, go to the blog post for September 16, 2010, also titled Twelve Points.


  1. Nice reprise. Looks more than 12 points to me. Much much more.

    1. I should list the words, I guess. The poem used these twelve words, which are the twelve points: skirt, child, swarm, debris, dock, evidence, chant, half-eaten, embellish, backbone, answer, temporary.


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