Sunday Whirl 9-22-13



made a rash decision
to exile the three

who cradled their
secret stories

as clues piled up
like autumn apples

and peering spirits
clawed for more


Written for The Sunday Whirl.  The words this week are claws, peering, spirits, stories, apples, secret, cradle, pile, clues, exile, three, and rash.

About Sabra Bowers

Poet / Blogger / Writer
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26 Responses to Exile

  1. drpkp says:

    Oooh Sabra – I love the clean lines of this poem ” clues piling up ” and “peering spirits clawed for more” Quite brilliant ! 🙂

  2. Sabra Bowers says:

    Pearl, thank you! Maybe an interesting Halloween read? I appreciate your support. 🙂

  3. Tight work – cleverly done.

  4. Stan Ski says:

    Nailed it! Brilliant!

  5. I love the autumn imagery and your use of claws. Yes to the Halloween read. “As clues piled up like autumn apples” is a perfect line.

  6. annell says:

    I like the way you got to the essence!

  7. Robin Poole says:

    Love it!

  8. Sabra Bowers says:

    Thank you, Robin. Very glad you stopped by and left me a comment.

  9. Sabra Bowers says:

    Thank you, Daphne. I appreciate your visit and comment.

  10. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I do believe I would sedulously avoid those peering spirits and their clawing…

  11. Pamela says:

    Sabra, I agree this is crisp writing, nicely done.


  12. kaykuala says:

    Smooth flow, short and sweet. Blends very well with the words given. Nicely Sabra!


  13. oldegg says:

    Terse and telling.

  14. Sabra Bowers says:

    Oldegg, I delight in your comment. Terse, I haven’t heard in a while. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a terse comment. 🙂

  15. Mark Spruill says:

    Quick, creative, contemplative. I like it!

  16. Sabra Bowers says:

    Thank you, Mark. I liked reading your whirl this week. It would have been a perfect one to share on The Sunday Whirl site. It was also perfect for your blog.

  17. 1sojournal says:

    Crisp and economical use of the words. Really like those autumn apples.


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