Friday, August 14, 2009

Poetry Friday: Stretching Again



Tricia's Poetry Stretch challenge this week: Write a poem about an article of clothing. Here's mine, but I think the French in this needs some correcting...?

TOURISTE

She bought the blouse on the Rue des Rosiers
because she loved the buttons --
all mother-of-pearl, all small.
One secured the collar,
three closed each cuff,
eleven lined up nicely
down the silk,
throat to belly,
each button a word
in the opening sentence
of Le Livre de Cent-un Fantasies Parisiennes.



Ah, Paris.....perfect city for books, buttons, fantasies.


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POETRY FRIDAY THIS WEEK IS BEING HOSTED BY a wrung sponge.

8 comments:

  1. I have purchased clothing based on details like buttons and love the description of them in this piece.

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  2. That's lovely! I don't know that your French needs correction at all. (But this is me with two years of French under my belt a looong time ago.) I love the buttons, the photograph through the arch, and the lovely nostalgia of being a tourist

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  3. ...perfect for books, buttons, fantasties, and mysteries. I like the mysteries in that...

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  4. Sigh. I LOVE how you caress every word. Ah, Paris!

    Thank you so much again for letting me post, "A Night on the Town!" http://jamarattigan.livejournal.com/311839.html.

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  5. Love the shape of your poem and the photos. This is not one I got to write this week.

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  6. Oh! So beautiful! Love this poem, and the way you've set the post up is gorgeous.

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  7. You buttoned this one up tight as can be!

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