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Texture poem

08 Apr
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Texture Poem

CORduROYcorDUroyCORduROY
WHICKwhackWHICKwhackWHICKwhack
taDAtaDAtaDAtaDAtaDAtaDAtaDA
warmCOLDwarmCOLDwarmCOLDwarm
HAPPYsadHAPPYsadHAPPYsadHAPPYsad
SUNmonTUEwedTHUfriSATsunMONtue…
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Prompt – Inspiration
Write a poem that highlights (puts in relief like braille) a particular texture: gritty or smooth, rubbery or sharp, slimy or dry. Do whatever you can with language and imagery to achieve this sensory effect but DON’T cue the reader by saying “This is gritty” or “This is slimy.” Make the reader feel it, almost physically, without being told what to feel. – John Drury, Creating Poetry, Writer’s Digest Books, 1991.

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VintagePADThis April I’m celebrating National Poetry Month by posting some not-as-yet published poems from my files, along with what inspired them. If the prompt inspires you to write a poem of your own, you’re welcome to share it in comments. Whether you write or not, thanks so much for dropping by!

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Posted by on April 8, 2017 in Light, Objects

 

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2 responses to “Texture poem

  1. Tabatha

    April 8, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Using “corduroy” first was such a great idea for texture!

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      April 8, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Thanks, Tabatha. This was kind of a random exercise, but fun. As I re-read and typed the prompt while putting it up, I wondered if I had succeeded at all. 😉

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