Within My Grasp–Englyn Unodl Union

Within my grasp lies all and what may be
Unfettered soul survey
The world is my potter’s clay
To mold, fire…or toss away

Gay Resier Cannon introduces us to Susan Judd who shares the Welsh/Celtic Englyn forms for FormForAll tonight:  http://dversepoets.com/2012/10/11/formforall-englyn/

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  1. wonderful way to look at things. such possibilities…
    great read!

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  2. ah, i love those last 2 lines….smiles….all the possibilities are in our hands and WE choose what to do with them….there is just something evocative about pottery as well…smiles.

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  3. Really love the way you formed this Englen – choices, clay, molding – there is the sense of movement and creativity all the way through. You handled the form beautifully.

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  4. Beautiful!

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  5. Nice …great last lines.

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  6. Yes, but endless possibilities you have. I really like this.

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  7. Wow, incredibly written!

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  8. I like this! Great use of metaphor, and you’ve handled the form nicely (one thing I noticed with your poem and some others, I couldn’t see the b rhyme, but it works well as it is!).

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  9. Gayle, I enjoyed this. It definitely shows the choices we have!

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  10. Laurie Kolp

     /  October 12, 2012

    Nice… I especially like the third line.

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  11. One of my favorite responses to the prompt, you stick to form without sacrificing message or meaning. Feels like the poem organically emerged in Englyn form!

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  12. Wow, I have never felt that powerful.

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  13. Good use of the form

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  14. that last line… very profound and often things are gone from our grasp before we realize what we had

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  15. Well, I hope you don’t! A lovely rhythm here and use of the form. k.

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  16. You are a poet, Welsh (as was my dear grandmother) and a cat person. Sign me up! 🙂

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  17. This works on so many levels–the message, the rhythm, the brevity, the power of it. Wonderful! I’m glad you still have time to let those creative juices flow. 🙂

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  18. Well done and moving write;)

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  19. Yes, we mold our own destiny…

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  20. My thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments…I’m moving today so will be behind in visiting you all…but I’ll be back up and running soon. I so appreciate you all.

    Gayle ~

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  21. I like alot about Celtic, the language in particular, and like what you’ve done here. No word from Mark so not sure if it just takes time but I’ve quite decided to let go of it and let it be. I am too easily discouraged by what is expected of writers in order to be chosen to print their works. Most likely I didn’t choose ones to send that are what they want. I posted something today (ha‎ven’t been on in awhile) and would like to know what you think. Thanks!
    http://reneejustturtleflight.com/2012/10/21/the-market/

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  22. This is absolutely stunning, Gayle – spoke to my soul! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  23. A lovely poem, Gayle. The first two lines make the most perfect affirmation. I love it.

    I hope your move went well Gayle, and that you are not suffering from Sandy. Have been thinking of you.

    Blessings ~

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    • Thanks for the compliment, Jamie…have just gotten back online the past couple of days…feels good.

      The move went well and I’m on my third week of taking care of little Mira…what a sweet baby she is… We escaped the ravages of Sandy..nothing more than squally rain and gusty winds…very mild. So sorry for those who are still suffering from the affects of that storm.

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  24. I liked the simple truth expressed in this one, Gayle. I was not familiar with the form but it looks like you did a terrific job with it! Mostly, though, the message was perfect. 🙂

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