Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Well, I dropped the ball on this one. This month, we Poetry Princesses wrote a mask poem. This one was MY choice! And yet, I didn’t get to it until this week. It’s funny how we schedule things in the future, picturing them happening one way, and then life decides differently!
Anyhow, a mask poem from the point of view of an everyday object was the brief I came up with. I wanted to write from fog’s point of view, but that wasn’t an everyday object. So, I looked around the living room and came up with lamp!
As you can see, the graphic’s a bit clunky. But I did have fun imagining myself as a floor lamp, wanting to be useful, wanting to be needed. I’ve only seen sneak peeks at a few of my Poetry Sisters’ poems, but you guys are in for a treat!
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Lovely Linda Baie at Teacher Dance has the Poetry Friday Roundup!
Mask poems bring out feelings/ideas that one may never have thought before. I do love “a scarf of light”, Laura. May never look at my lamp the same again. The visual is fabulous, too! I’m looking forward to everyone else’s poem! Thanks!
Laura, only you could make me see how a floor lamp could be such a comforting presence.
Love this stanza:
Because…just for you,
I will be a scarf of light,
A sunny shrug,
A glowing hug.
I blogged bout SNOWMAN – COLD = PUDDLE today! 🙂
Sara Lewis Holmes says
Clunky? No way. The graphic cleverly enhances the poem! (I briefly thought about trying to do that with mine and gave up.) This poem makes me want to hug my reading lamp. 🙂
Seriously, the graphic really goes well with the poem. It makes the scarf visible. I really love that phrase.
Donna Smith says
That was so clever, and now I want to move my reading lamp over by my chair…it’s by the dog’s crate now…like she EVER reads…
I love the inanimate objects of our living room. They’re there every morning, used to our routine, reliable, observant. I’d hang out with your floor lamp anytime. He sounds like a gem.
Oh, how I love that “scarf of light” as I sit with my own reading lamp there at my shoulder!
Matt Forrest Esenwine says
I love “scarf of light!” Nicely done, Laura.
Scarf of light seems to be the winning thought in your poem, Laura. I also like how the lamp shines down highlighting your words! (Can’t wait to write about your new book for the Blogging Tour.)
Catherine Flynn says
Yes, “scarf of light” is my favorite line, too. I want to sit wrapped in it and the “glowing hug.”
Michelle Kogan says
I love this poem Laura, especially the middle part,
over your shoulder,
Will you pick up that book?
And I think your light coming down works well with the poem, thanks!