‘This is not a blog’
A triolet by David ben Alexander
My soulful kaddish glowing bright My damaged heart behind a screen Herein, words set my nights alight My soulful kaddish glowing bright Reliving love, compelled to write Heart torn at death so unforeseen My soulful kaddish glowing bright My damaged heart behind a screen
The above poem is my take on d’Verse’s ‘Object Poems’ prompt.
d’Verse prompted us to write an ‘Object Poem’, which describes an inanimate object in detail. These poems can center around an every day object, such as a door, a jar, a spoon or something of sentimental value.
Ultimately, object poems will also create a different perspective of the subject, exposing a deeper representation to the reader. The d’Verse prompt encouraged us to focus more on the abstract, as well as to title or begin our poems with “THIS IS NOT A _________”
We were instructed to choose an object, look past the obvious characteristics and uses of this object, and spare our readers the details. Instead, we were prompted to take our audiences to the connections that our selected objects have made with us or what they represent.
As I’ve recently been exploring various forms of poetry, I decided to try my hand at a writing a triolet for this assignment.
75 thoughts on “Object, or: Subject”
This is awesome, yes awesome. What to say, what to write, who should hear it? Thank you David! Now this is beyond!!
That’s very kind, Mary. Thank you so much.
Well done, Bravo! (Jael, at new blog) 😊
Thank you so much❣️
You’re most welcome!
Agreed… a blog of poetry is probably not a normal blog.
Yes. I suppose not…
You wrote a good triolet. I can hear the music in it.
Thank you, Jane!
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The repetition is just right for the reciprocal and reflective relationship of writer and blog. (K)
Thank you so much, Kerfe. I really appreciate your kindness.
Heart-stirring and beautiful. Also love the “this is not a blog” surrealist-type subtitle. You are a very talented blogger. Always something new and surprising, also with a nice bit of educating and inspiring.
Thanks Reena 💖