Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Whirligig 390

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "On Friendship" by Hagit Grossman: friend, night, window, come, eat, retrace, toss, sit, wait, dinner, juice, sublime

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Whirligig 389

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "a fishing story" by Mia S. Willis: freak, hard, hold, cut, gasp, sand, legend, shawl, push, careful, catch, sea

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Whirligig 388

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "On Reading Allen Ginsburg's 'Homework'" by Andrea Carter Brown: fold, dirty, linens, tore, think, wash, closets, matter, clean, strangers, removed, paper

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Whirligig 387

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Shelter" by Heather Cahoon: wove, bunched, tied, labyrinths, grass, drooping, sheltered, galaxy, tunnels, heads, inside, knotting

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Whirligig 386

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Ars Poetica" by Valzhyna Mort: books, street, mouth, names, hardened, runs, held, shiny, swear, apples, build, chocolates

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Whirligig 385

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "River Roads" by Carl Sandburg: crow, hawk, drum, stump, head, pools, shiver, blur, wings, streak, mist, shawl

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Whirligig 384

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Reconciliation" by Else Laske-Schüler: star, lap, vigil, hold, eager, kiss, fearful, clasp, perish, fall, border, red

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Whirligig 383

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from Jae Rose, who blogs here: Jae Rose. sun, stars, breath, imagination, pain, love, read, moon, tears, salty, city

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Whirligig 382

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Cape Cod" by George Santayana: thin, pine, salt, charred, burned, fly, huge, sorrow, deep, shore, wind, become

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Whirligig 381

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from Jae Rose, who blogs here: Jae Rose. smell, mirror, noise, window, yawn, stretch, dream, water, rain, wash, clever, self

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Whirligig 380

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "The Locust" by Leonora Speyer: hot, cool, air, ecstatic, voice, tree, small, edge, sizzles, burn, flame, sunbeams

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Whirligig 379

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from Jae Rose, who blogs here: Jae Rose. father, thumb, magical, man, stranger, voice, name, room, tiny, foolish, hope, bloom

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Whirligig 378

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Scarf" by Rita Dove: claims, forgotten, silk, gently, lies, music, settling, child, eye, bared, touched, skin

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Whirligig 377

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "The Peach" by Alice Friman: peach, sticky, sky, know, juice, corner, earth, numb, orange, ice, tend, disappear

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Whirligig 376

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Slow Drag with Branches of Pine" by Ama Codjoe: winding, holding, looking, face, combs, river, sing, breeze, drag, creak, sway, cheek

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Whirligig 375

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Pink Waves" by Sawako Nakayasu: wave, moment, clatter, flesh, wild, names, lower, shake, arrows, hit, happened, geometry

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Whirligig 374

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Deportation" by Stella Wong: feeling, pray, divine, pane, building, wallpaper, plant, pattern, light, leave, winging, asprawl

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Whirligig 373

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Eating the Glacier" by Lauren Winchester: chips, breathe, gaze, guide, marrow, ice, piece, membrane, light, taste, fluid, back

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Whirligig 372

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "The Point" by C. Dale Young: doctor, barely, prophecy, deep, spread, stalled, owl, ferries, calm, study, rising, Spanish

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Whirligig 371

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Practicing" by Ciona Rouse: hall, wall, glaucoma, cloud, sight, iris, cattle, stars, galaxy, meaning, elude, blind

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Whirligig 370

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Do/Do Not" by Nisha Atalie: sniff, open, mouth, poison, paths, mountain, rainwater, dead, shiny, ducks, glittering, mangos

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Whirligig 369

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Against Mastery" by Brionne Janae: table, nothing, dog, wander, learn, laughing, give, blue, measure, run, flame, keep

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Whirligig 368

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Imperfect" by Kim Stafford: evidence, hope, cause, darkness, twig, warble, glimmer, glow, misty, dawn, life, fine

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The Whirligig 367

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Imperfect" by Michael Simms: tongue, imperfect, happen, walk, trees, used, happy, short, despair, made, more, among

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Whirligig 366

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Amish" by David Shumate: highway, funeral, deliver, dresses, wooden, glowing, bees, horses, chickens, dangle, smear, baptize

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Whirligig 365

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Gifts" by Kirk Wilson: room, walls, world, pay, say, brought, breathe, stories, slipped, gifts, left, more

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Whirligig 364

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Lion" by Tina Chang: chewed, pursued, moved, mother, modern, morphed, rust, taste, waiting, tree, hunger, dappling

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Whirligig 363

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Visitors" by Joan Naviyuk Kane: door, open, stands, together, young, small, shore, wick, bar, teach, weary, entry

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Whirligig 362

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Touch Cave" by Erika Meitner: bird, cradle, everyone, bed, train, streets, sweep, finger, change, wind, sit, wings

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Whirligig 361

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Mother of Letters" by Tiana Nobile: hand, wrist, pencil, lean, softly, form, notebook, appear, bury, pages, breath, express

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Whirligig 360

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Giverny" by Ian Pople: dust, jar, blue, falcon, neck, fleeing, leave, empty, gathered, stream, desk, slept

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Whirligig 359

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "We Pulled a Rose in Summer Time" by Elizabeth Curtis Holman: rose, gate, sweet, twilight, chime, late, leafless, look, cold, rosemary, beside, hedge

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Whirligig 358

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Late Afternoon Stroll on the Cliffs" by Laure-Anne Bosselaar: slips, breath, jobs, traffic, friend, death, watch, pelicans, pandemic, betray, angels, amble

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Whirligig 357

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Chelsea Piers" by Joseph O. Legaspi: lover, piers, dinner, midsummer, moon, clouds, waves, glitter, sanctuary, danger, silent, plunges

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Whirligig 356

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Beloved" by E. Ethelbert Miller: forgive, outside, look, told, stay, words, need, heart, miss, warmth, unlock, door

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Whirligig 355

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Inspiration Point" by Jennifer Jean: horses, hope, divine, clearing, hike, hilltop, bird, vast, hid, chicory, phoenix, inner

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Whirligig 354

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Lavender" by Joanna Fuhrman: cool, purple, drown, think, disheveled, sulk, straw, world, mouth, funk, rattle, lilacs

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Whirligig 353

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "An Old Story" by Tracy K. Smith: wind, made, swollen, broken, passed, singing, weather, animals, trees, stock, wept, color

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Whirligig 352

Welcome to The 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 will be able to link your writing to this site anytime, for the link never expires.

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


THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Marrying the Wind" by Brett Elizabeth Jenkins: wind, extreme, together, feathers, dust, voice, seasons, carry, smoke, wood, scream, back