Thursday, April 15, 2010

Poetry Quickfire


Step Forward


Caribbean blue unrivaled,
paraded through her mind
as the quiet apprentice
wrapped her shoulders gently
with yards of that vibrancy.

Midnight chill folded,
surrendered to her light
as the hesitant visionary
penciled her garment lines
with only the slightest tremble.

I could have named this one, "A Designer is Born." :) Today's bus stop poetry inspiration came from my excitement about Project Runway. I admire the creativity and vision of fashion designers. I thought it would be interesting to write a poem exploring that moment when a designer decides to step into the spotlight and create.

Thanks for reading.

20 comments:

Christy said...

I really like the background. I enjoyed your poetry quickfire today. And I always like randomness. Sometimes with kids and everything, thinking out a paragraph, much less writing it....what was I saying? :)

Good luck with the new phone. I still text the "old-fashioned" way. :) Ha.

I always make a big mess with flour.

I am so glad I finally got to catch up with you. Happy Weekend.

bel said...

Hey Kel. Thanks for your kind comment on my poem today. I've been working on it all day since I posted it and already scheduled the second draft for tomorrow (so check back...).

Before I read what inspired your quickfire, I pictured an artist's model and the artist drawing her and loved it. Then I re-read it and loved it even more.

Vicky said...

I loved hearing your thoughts after I read the poem first. I actually had the image of Leonardo sketching Kate in Titanic... Carribean (okay wrong body of water) made me think water like the ocean and then I flashed to Cruise ship for some reason.

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

I really enjoyed this, thanks for sharing.

Yvonne,

Randi said...

When I first read it, I pictured a woman getting measured for an elegant ball! Kelly, your talent is amazing. Someday, I will hold your book in my hands...

Randi said...

Oh, and I forgot to say I love the new background!

T Rex Mom said...

I love how you think of something and then put it into such inspiring words. Thank you!

Jenners said...

I can't believe you think of these things at the bus stop!

Michelle said...

oooo I love it when I figure out what you're talking about and am transported that way. Shall I assume you're watching right now? :)

Susan Fobes said...

I like this show too, although my husband is not a big fan (too girly?)Great poem!

Caroline said...

So beautiful! Your writing always inspires. Your blog looks gorgeous. Such a pretty and happy pink!

Book Dilettante said...

Nice imagery.
Harvee
Book Dilettante

Paul C said...

Interesting to see the creative fire in a designer. Well done.

Mon said...

i loved that you ended with 'tremble'

Herb of Grace said...

Ooo, lovely! And it reminds me I'm a bit behind in my PR watching :) Love that show!

Anya said...

So lovely written :-)
Thanks for sharing .....

(@^.^@)

He & Me + 3 said...

Makes me want to watch that show. Fashion is so neat. Great job.

Don said...

Step Back

Too much pink.
I must back away.
I cannot come back.
I shrink from pink.

Ugh.

(I enjoyed your poem, especially with the title and explanation. Then I laughed and decided to mockingly comment in poetry to your new blog design. It's all tongue-in-cheek. I have no aversion to pink... but I don't wear any. ;-) )

Don,the-manly-man!

Judith Ellis said...

Kelly - Your poems are so vivid. Wonderful! I love them.

Gerri said...

Wow-very cool. Fantastic imagery. ;)