Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Day 8: Rewrite Another Poem

Today's prompt is to rewrite another poem. Luckily, I've had an idea in mind for this kind of exercise for a while now, having always wanted to do my own version of 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird' by Wallace Stevens. (You can read that poem here: Thirteen Ways of Looking...' )

So here goes...

13 Ways of Looking at a Table

1. A square of civilisation. Square root of civilisation. 
    Town Square of the home.

2. Rigid enforcer. Slab of order. Dogma dictator. 
    The vertical construct of life. 

3. Dinner-time. Family heartland/hardlined.

4. The after-life of a tree.

5. Square peg adjudicator to round holes of conversation. 

6. A sharp-edged boundary: Do Not Cross. No hands land. Keep your eyes 
    where I can see them.

7. Plateau for sharing, spreading out plans. From Grand Canyon heights. 

8. A grained gulf of silence, no going against.
9. Man-made manifestation of the physical hardness of living. 
    Simultaneously, a monument to smoothing the splinters in life. 

10. An invitation to honesty. Beckoning cards. 

11. A pew. An altar. A premise. A pining prop. Ode
     to disgruntlement.

12. The only impetus you need 
      for a still-life. 

13. Plane of practical existence.

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