Random word generated poetry

100 words to inspire a poem for Sunday. My poem follows.

Apple secrets

Deer flit,
shadows amid the shade,
about the glade, sun-warm,
about the pool, cool-deep,

that spills spangles
like leaves
beneath an apple tree,
age-bent, lichen-hoary,

above the sun-glint,
above the water,
and an apple falls,

and a fish rises
to taste, to eat,
mouthing secrets,
while I watch

and wonder,
what wisdom
has been learnt this day,
by fish, by me,

as the apple sinks
with its secrets,
and the deer slip
silent away.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

12 thoughts on “Random word generated poetry”

  1. This is lovely! Such beautiful images. I love your description of the apple tree. And the secrets!
    I couldn’t work the deer in–Oracle II knew you had them covered–but I got the apples. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you! When I looked at this selection again, I wondered why I hadn’t asked for another set of words. But, there was ‘deer’ in it and ‘apple’, so I made do with that ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. You’re welcome. I thought it was a very interesting set. It had some of the same words and some different words, too. And there always seems to be one typo, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. Ha ha. I know what you mean about the typo. I sometimes think I’m reading a French word and don’t think immediately, that shouldn’t be here.

  2. The “deer flit” looks, at first glance, like the salutation in a letter; but of course not. Such a lovely poem. Thank you for it, and for the beauty of your writing. ๐Ÿ™‚

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