Monday, July 30, 2012

"Bell" (poem)

A new prompt from We Write Poems

"As you go about your day, select some moment, some place where you are - then as Joseph Harker suggests - pick the first object that you see and write about it in a completely unexpected way."  

I wrote about a small bell that sits on a shelf in my kitchen.

 

“Bell”


A

Woman suspended

Inside a house

Strikes

Against its

Sides, makes it

Ring

With silence

Come back soon



Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur

8 comments:

  1. Nice oxymoron "ring/with silence" and that it's the woman who's suspended like a bell.

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  2. All sorts of evocations going on here, I like it very much ...

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  3. Love how you made the woman inside the bell, then, clanging with silence. Sounds like a frustrated stay-at-home mom or a woman who has more potential than she's currently exercising? Thought-provoking piece, and I loved it. Peace, Amy

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  4. Thank you, Amy, you are indeed very 'sharp' :-) Glad you liked the poem.

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  5. I thoroughly enjoyed your poem. Unusual and a bit of a tease. :)

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    1. Thank you very much for the comment, Misky :-)

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