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Highrise-welcomer (NPM ’16-Day 21)

21 Apr

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Highrise-welcomer

I’m an airplane-envelope
rainbow-holder, bird-chamber
wind-route, cloud-churn
lightning-conductor.

Show off turbine’s locus
and weather vane’s point,
I’m a bee-bowl, rain-route
pollen-suspender.

Full of atmospheric dregs
hold your breathable brew,
I rhyme with “my”
on a sunny day I’m blue…

What am I?

© 2016 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)

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This poem came out of a prompt to write a “kenning” poem. Kennings are riddle-like metaphors used in the Norse sagas (according to NaPoWriMo). In a kenning poem you  refer to something in an off-kilter metaphoric rather than by its name. I’vPoetry Friday Logoe made this a riddle poem. Do you know what I’m referring to?

This poem is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Chef Jama  at the very tasty Jama’s Alphabet Soup.

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Posted by on April 21, 2016 in Light, Poetry Friday

 

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9 responses to “Highrise-welcomer (NPM ’16-Day 21)

  1. katswhiskers

    April 22, 2016 at 4:37 am

    Oh, funny. I was thinking that the highrise was all of these things. Then I got to ‘on a sunny day I’m blue…’ and thought, ‘Whaaa?’ But read it again, and of course it’s the sky. The rhythm, imagery and word combinations in this are fabulous!

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  2. mbhmaine

    April 22, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Clever! You’ve created a wonderful rhythm in this piece with those fabulous hyphenated combinations. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Linda Baie

    April 22, 2016 at 7:53 am

    That ‘all-encompassing’ sky, Violet. Very fun to hear about ‘kenning’ and how you approached it. I like those “atmospheric dregs”.

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  4. jama

    April 22, 2016 at 9:23 am

    You and Donna are on the same wave length with your sky poems. 🙂

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  5. maryleehahn

    April 23, 2016 at 3:59 am

    LOVE this! Your metaphor pairs are fabulous — I can’t pick a single one I like best!

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  6. Brenda Davis Harsham

    April 23, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I love the kenning Norse reference and the actual poem, too. We should do an anthology of riddle poems. I have a couple good ones, too. 🙂

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  7. Donna Smith

    April 23, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Yup, it was a Fri-sky-day. Hey, that spells “frisky” day! I like it. And I love your poem.

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