‘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.