10 words

these words are taken from page 40 of “Never Let Me GO” by Kazuo Ishiguro and serve as a prompt to create either poetry or prose.
odd, could, person, full, door, narrowed, enough, ever, thing, walked

Odd enough
That a person
Could have walked away
From a life full to the brim.
But to have narrowed
Their mind and
Closed the door on love
Is a thing
I can never understand.
I will ever choose
The wind and rain
over days becalmed
in a stagnant pond
The pain of loss over never having loved


I would like it so much if some of you discovered what you would do with these words.


  1. Ely

    I’m off to an appointment. I love this…Will find a picture for it and will copy it to a page
    this evening.

    I will also use the ten words in a poem but it will probably be tomorrow before I get to that.

    Thank you so much!

    “I will ever choose
    The wind and rain
    over days becalmed
    in a stagnant pond”

    Words to live by!!




  2. Ely,

    Please forgive me. I responded to this challenge and then in a moment of ‘Je ne sais pas’
    I posted it on my personal blog instead of here. My intent was to post it on both blogs, so as
    to invite more people to take part.

    Anyway, I accept the flogging that I’m due as I post my reply:



    Odd that a person
    could stumble full circle
    back to a door
    they hadn’t seen
    first time around

    The passage narrowed now
    but still wide enough
    to give us room
    to choose

    Ever babes, we wobble
    Each bruise a learning thing
    until suddenly we discover
    instead of crawling
    we walk on steady feet
    with purpose sure.

    here is a link to the post:



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