Thursday, April 02, 2009

NaPoWriMo #2

On My Desk

there is a camera
which contains
a family picnic in the shade of trees
gravestones in an old cemetery
surrounded by pines
kelp on a windswept beach
a child swinging from a rope
over a rippling river
carved furniture in a country mansion
a single raindrop on a backlit rose

on my desk
there is a pinecone
which contains many trees
which may one day grow
to a forest where families picnic
may provide timber for craftsmen
may shade a cemetery
shelter a rose garden
may one day hold a rope
for children to swing on
laughter rippling


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The prompt for this one over at ReadWritePoem was to note five objects that were close at hand, note two that were most dissimilar, and link them in a metaphor. I chose to juxtapose the two objects rather loosely rather than making the metaphor explicit by saying "A is B"

For more metaphorical poems visit ReadWritePoem at this post

6 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Beautiful images here. Loved it.

sweat trickles down my back

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Super start to the month!

NaPoWriMo - April 2nd -

PUSHBUTTON PRODUCE – A CHOICE TO BE CHEWED

chocolate covered musings said...

i really love this. i think there's a real art in writing about ordinary objects and making them something extraordinary.

nicely done
:)

one more believer said...

you did that so well...projected a mirrored image sorta....beautiful

Tamra said...

I like the way this poem returns to its beginning. Maybe it is more like a set of nested dolls that a circle, with one image revealing another and another and another. Great work.

Lori said...

Oh! You leave me speechless!

http://lori102870.blogspot.com/2009/04/questions-from-inner-queennapowrimo.html