14 August

 edit to elevate

 in the whirlwind of life

unafraid of swirling current

 tossed into air

with open arms

she gives herself over

to the winnowing

and lets the chaff fall where it will

I wrote the post before this one earlier in the day and before I saw the prompt for Poets United.

I think they go together rather well so I revisited my earlier words and severely edited to get more

 rhythmic and  succinct words 

feel free to critique if you would like. 


  1. I think this is perfectly penned. And a person who wrote about pudding (me) would not dare to critique such a gem! smiles.

  2. I love the spareness of this compared with the lushness of the original. (Both have a place in poetry) you pared your poem down to the essentials, making a powerful statement! :)

  3. I much prefer this edited version. It says so much yet with fewer words. Nice writing. :-)

  4. I agree. You have edited it beautifully.

  5. ...this is brilliant & a sheer delight to read... and ye know i can easily breathe every words you layered here... loved it... smiles...


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