Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Whirligig 167

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Five Chinese Verses" by Wendy Xu: toe, gate, glint, while, gaze, text, dimming, cooling, taste, sweltering, without, forward

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Whirligig 166

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Hello Great North Road" by Robert Sullivan: wonder, surf, travel, rocking, defy, tucked, years, cars, greatness, smile, whipping, road

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Whirligig 165

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "If" by Karen Jo Shapiro: wait, pick, book, read, until, end, find, why, how, lucky, reader, friend

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Whirligig 164

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "We Lived Happily During the War" by Ilya Kaminsky: houses, protested, bed, month, reign, money, street, city, country, falling, chair, outside

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Whirligig 163

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Bedside Reading" by Marilyn Nelson: welter, quartz, bedside, pocket, moves, daughters, wipe, blossoming, trust, wisdom, shakes, pure

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Whirligig 162

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Hello, Baihua Mountain" by Bei Dao: guitar, patches, sign, valley, sunlight, slits, tale, distant, waterfall, drifted, hand, abyss

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Whirligig 161

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Cedar Waxwings Unmasked" by Jane Yolen: open, woods, stolen, fly, swarms, deal, masked, worry, need, moan, valuables, get

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Whirligig 160

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Eddie Priest's Barbershop & Notary" by Kevin Young: music, spin, chance, reflection, pockets, sting, flowers, wintergreen, guess, turn, running, next

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Whirligig 159

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Praise the Rain" by Joy Harjo: praise, raven, dignity, cloud, forget, spirit, path, roads, song, singer, more, rain

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Whirligig 158

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "The Ground" by Mario Chard: ropes, mowing, unpacked, lie, caskets, cemetery, box, face, desert, lawn, sleeping, changed

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Whirligig 157

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Sunshower" by Natalie Shapero: wife, health, spends, gracious, people, calm, washing, face, fair, unswayed, nothing, spite

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Whirligig 156

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Midnight Snow" by James Crews: lake, otter, pulse, portal, shiver, doubt, wish, carry, fades, fir, den, woodstove

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Whirligig 155

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "ABC for Refugees" by Monica Sok: man, English, words, play, small, nest, mail, read, together, bedtime, turn, best

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Whirligig 154

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Brantwood Senilia" by Paul Batchelor: illness, giving, eight, led, dangerous, room, morbid, trance, daylight, care, friends, leave

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Whirligig 153

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "The Hermits" by Karen Solie: sugars, flares, flowers, burning, frailty, read, burns, cave, bonds, wine, appear, hope

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Whirligig 152

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "The Hand-Carved Loon" by Robert Adamson: poem, balsa, bird, head, glides, murk, bottom, waves, sleek, things, made, cuts

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Whirligig 151

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Final Shirt" by Marjorie Saiser: father, shirt, tie, choose, years, closet, cloth, blue, buttons, sure, church, come

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Whirligig 150

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "On the General Being of Lostness" by Jeff Latosik: mall, map, nowhere, point, loneliness, loving, knowing, wage, crumbs, device, balance, standing

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Whirligig 149: Valentine's Day Edition

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "I loved you first: but afterwards your love" by Christina Rossetti: love, might, know, length, long, measures, rich, makes, wax, wrong, strength, one

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Whirligig 148

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Wanting it Darker" by Ben Ladouceur: coffee, mountain, painting, longer, soften, sad, numb, still, even, buildings, hand, each

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Whirligig 147

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Peering Up From Mud" by Margarita Engle: frogs, beauty, pretend, stars, moonlight, pass, sing, flashing, see, taste, clear, air

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Whirligig 146

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Snow" by Louis Macneice: rich, snow, pink, fancier, think, plural, peel, tangerine, flames, tongue, palms, spiteful

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Whirligig 145

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "In the Cold Country" by Barbara Howes: glittering, welcome, wreath, frost, whispering, hibernate, caves, rejected, breath, mirage, under, falter

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Whirligig 144

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Autumn" by T.E. Hulme : touch, cold, night, lean, moon, farmer, speak, round, stars, wistful, children, faces

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Whirligig 143

Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many (or as few) of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for one week. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me: magicalmysticalteacher@gmail.com


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Burning the Old Year" by Naomi Shihab Nye: doorknob, something, smallest, sizzle, shouts, dance, paper, flame, crackle, flammable, stone, dies

Words will be posted here each Wednesday (most of the time).