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Cattails

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fluffy, pale, shapeless
with just a hint of young self
cattails in old age

© 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)

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Prompt – Inspiration
This haiku was inspired by the photo taken on a walk in March 2015.

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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 19, 2017 in Form poems, Haiku, Nature

 

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The glitter of old age (NPM ’16 – Day 4)

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The glitter of old age

Alas my greying hair has its own highlights.
Bags under eyes don’t appreciate
sparkles on lashes attracting attention.
Glitter in makeup enhances the sculptured neck
chiselled chin, fresh strawberry lips.
My wattles and pursed mouth prefer something less showy.

I go for the glitter of old age—
The luster of a quiet afternoon with a book.
Scintillation of remembering a name.
Catching the twinkle in the eye of a friend.
Watching the shimmer of children
and recalling the tinsel of my own childhood.
Avoiding the glisten of ice and the sheen of mud.
But I still can’t resist the temptation
of brightening my staid wardrobe
with one or two sequinned tops
and, despite veiny hands,
a bottle of glitter nail polish.

© 2016 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)

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Wonderopolis provided the subject of glitter for this all-too-revealing poem. Adele Kenny’s prompt of AGING together with a poem by Keats suggested the age aspect.

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2016 in People, Personal

 

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