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Friday, October 29, 2010

Incoming for BigTent Poetry

Big Tent Poetry offers the following prompt:  Sketch a picture of your house, free write what you learn and create a poem from those words...


mirrors and windows
low-slung eaves
bait the southbound sun

cold seeks out cracks
jack frost lichen
etches kitchen glass

shifting times bring
a hunt for oddball hints
to hold a patch of warm

fresh bubblewrap
clings to windows
creates an abstract light

prevents a frigid cup
of air from inbound creep
beneath the low-slung eaves

Digital Photo.
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flaubert said...

I love your description of the windows. Lovely piece.

Friko said...

You appear to have written a love song to your house.

Your Magpie was equally beautiful.

Jeanie said...

Beautiful. Really beautiful. I'm bringing my blanket and pillow.

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful way to look into, on, around and through windows.


Anonymous said...

I could feel the chill. Beautifully written poem.


Unknown said...

Hopefully, the house will win! I can feel the cold creeping in already!

irene said...

You've evoked palpable feelings about the windows.

Laurie Kolp said...

Very creative and vivid... I love it...especially the bubble wrap!

Mary said...

Definitely would not want a chill make its way through the cracks in such a warm home!

nan said...

Great poem! I am fascinated that many of the poems are dealing with windows and breezes and yours is particularly interesting. I really enjoyed it.

Anonymous said...

I love the line "jack frost lichen/etches kitchen glass". Wonderful images!

Amanda Moore said...

I can almost feel the cold!
jack frost lichen-etches kitchen glass what great lines this made the whole poem!

ana said...

I agree with Amanda! Stay warm!

JP/deborah said...

brrrrr... I was right there with you!

Laura said...

love the last stanza...beautiful.

Deb said...

While some of us use only plastic wrap, the artist goes for more. Fantastic!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful assembly of words.

Dave King said...

What an interesting prompt! And what a gorgeous poem you have made from it. I suspect it couldn't have been made any other way - which to my mind is the acid test of a good prompt. Lovely response.

Geraldine said...

You've set a cooool atmosphere with every line. Wonderful,evocative words.