WWP Poem #40/Big Tent Poem: To Bless These Tired Throats

To Bless These Tired Throats by Nicole Nicholson

This poem was written for two prompts: We Write Poems Prompt #40: Triptych Relationship and this week’s Big Tent Poetry Prompt, which was a Wordle. I adore Wordles, and I love triptych poems. Two things inspired this poem: 1) a broadcast on CNN yesterday afternoon about the protests in Egypt, and 2) the fact that today in the Catholic calendar is the Feast of St. Blaise, and throats are being blessed today by priests because of this. I hope you enjoyed this poem.

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I am a 38 year old writer from Columbus, OH and the creator of Raven's Wing Poetry. I am a poet, seeker, fellow traveler, and autistic.
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17 Responses to WWP Poem #40/Big Tent Poem: To Bless These Tired Throats

  1. margo roby says:

    Very, very cool. I kept trying to read it six ways at the same time. I love how this works. You have inspired me to give it a try.

  2. pamela says:

    Nicole, you have made this form look easy.
    I love how it reads.

  3. vivinfrance says:

    An extreme form, which must have been so difficult to achieve. Bravo.

  4. Laurie Kolp says:

    Very impressive and timely… that’s such a sad situation.

  5. Tumblewords says:

    You’ve surely captured the week’s currency and formed it with the firmness it needs.

  6. Irene says:

    Bravo, Nicole. This is a timely work as Cairo is obviously on our minds and how you’ve angled the feeling of tiredness and brutality toward the chanting toward Heaven. I just watched on TV last night how a police vehicle ran over people on the street.

  7. Christopher says:

    I am deeply moved. This is an amazing form and it is obviously not easy. Heaven, Earth and Man are my primary trinity. It is said that man is the only creature who consistently looks to heaven, that even the high birds gaze on the earth.

  8. Stunning! Not only did you work in those words seamlessly, but you’ve kicked this form’s rather difficult backside. Good theme, as well…

  9. Deb says:

    Stunning, Nicole. Full of power, and blessing, too.

  10. b says:

    Been trying to figure out what the triptych is supposed to be. Now I’m really intimidated.

  11. Mary says:

    This is amazing! I love your poem!

  12. 1sojournal says:

    Beautiful, stunning, profoundly powerful. Brava!


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  14. short poems says:

    This is really amazing write!

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