(When Calm) Thanksgiving – Flash 55


(When Calm) Thanksgiving

I give thanks (when I think)
for having been loved
wholly, and for
(at least, at times) loving
wholly, a miracle
(holey holey holey) for
this moon-pocked
soul, a miracle
(wholly wholly wholly) for
this earthen-worn
heart, a miracle
(holy holy holy) that makes
even the most porous clay
stay flesh.


55 words for the G-man and for dVerse Poets Pub (being thankful) hosted by Samuel Peralta, a/k/a Semaphore.  Belated thanks to the dVerse community and the G-Man and the blogosphere and beyond!

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17 Comments on “(When Calm) Thanksgiving – Flash 55”

  1. rebelle Says:

    You are blessed. A very fine 55.

  2. brian miller Says:

    (holey holey holey) for this moon-pocked soul,
    (wholly wholly wholly) for this earthen-worn heart,
    (holy holy holy) that makes even the most porous clay stay flesh.

    love those bits k…really cool piece…and loving seeing the elephant in a new medium…smiles.

    happy belated thanksgiving…thankful for you

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Ha! Yes – it’s an old thing that I did when we were moving from playdoh to (briefly) terra cotta. I made some very good playdoh elephants – camels and turtles too and dogs were specialties as well as I recall, but you know playdoh – I think we kept the company in business singlehandedly for a few years!

      Thanks Brian. You are a treasure in many people’s lives. Thanks much. k.

  3. claudia Says:

    oh this is so lovely k…love the elephant as well…and the holey..holy.. making the most porous clay stay flesh…love this….and thankful for you as well… hope the work didn’t wear you out too much today…i had a tough week…so thankful for the weekend…

  4. Jinksy Says:

    Mmm… liked the moon pocked soul…

  5. Glenn Buttkus Says:

    Wow, Karen, you found a way to serve G-Man, dVerse poets, and the universe with this one; loved it. It kind of becomes a mantra for me, and I do believe “poetry”is /a miracle that makes even the most porous clay flesh/.

  6. G-Man Says:

    You are such an upbeat, creative, and positive soul.
    I always feel fantastic after I visit you.
    Loved your Thankful 55
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Holiday Week-End

  7. Thank you for sharing this, Karin, such a wonderful, quirky, creative piece! I’m grateful for the camaraderie of all my friends in this virtual community, and definitely for your friendship – and I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

  8. janehewey Says:

    I enjoy your playful words and felt a tiny self-sigh when I read “moon-pocked soul” ~wonderful.

  9. kaykuala Says:

    Great 55 K! That plastercine is smiling. Isn’t it nice!


  10. hedgewitch Says:

    This is wholly excellent, and seriously delightful to read. The words sound like little bells, muted and repeated. Thankful I got to read it, and thankful you are around to write it for us.

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Ha! Thanks so much. I was thinking about your informal rule about not repeating words much actually, and especially questioned repeating the wholly as part of the litany, but needed the 55 words! Hope all well. k.

  11. creative write Karin. Really very cool piece. Thanks. , love that, a miracle that makes even the most porous clay stay fresh Hope you had a great Thanksgiving

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Thanks, Fred. It’s supposed to be stay FLESH! (I’m going to check it as I make mistakes all the time.) Fresh is okay too, but I was thinking of Adam and Eve! (Made from clay!) I had a very nice thanksgiving and hope you did too. k.

  12. brandi Says:

    WOW! That is beautiful!

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