Monday, March 15, 2010

Jewellery box house

In time, there will be costume trinkets
nested in teacups on shelves between spry ferns
and rows of books with cracked spines.
I’ll cloak the chipped plaster walls in glossy
turquoise and magenta, transition tones of
nonpareil vibrancy. Familiar hands will fumble
crystal knobs, finger their reflection in mirror trays,
and passersby will steal furtive glimpses through
mist-coloured curtains to where a grand tabby cat
sprawls in a sunbeam, strumpet-like.


This poem was written in response to Poetry Prompt #118: Digging on Read Write Poem.




Storing jewellery in teacups.
Thank you, Martha Stewart.




        Describe your ideal living space. You don't have to use artsy design words -- maybe you want something spacious or well-organized.

16 comments:

Dorkmaster Flek said...

Spacious and well-organized, indeed. Also clean, comfortable and videogame-filled. :)

Mary said...

Cozy... While I like space, I don't want a ginormous house. I like a big yard though to throw awesome summer parties. In terms of design I really do like a lot of colours... I want everything to be pretty and go together but I'd need some help on that. At the same time I don't want it to look overly modern. I like my parents' house because the inside feels like a cottage... My house isn't all that and a bag of potato chips, a lot of it is kinda outdated, but it's given my parents the extra cash flow to be able to get a nice big TV and comfy plush furniture. Yes, nice comfy furniture is a MUST. Something that's perfect to nap on.

Claudia said...

I'm pretty happy with my place right now. It's the perfect size for me, at this stage in my life. Maybe when I'm older I'll want more space to throw parties and have people over, but this is good for having a 5-6 people over without it feeling too crowded. I love having the backyard. My favourite feature of my place by far is the spacious kitchen, where people can sit, eat, hang out, and cook all at the same time. I also love trying to be artsy around my house (trying).

poemblaze said...

I love the imagery, especially the strumpet cat. LOL

briarcat said...

Nice idea. I sometimes soothe my insomnia by furnishing imaginary houses, but I most like what you have done with the walls.

(guess you park the motorcoach down the road)

SOL said...

I loved your poem and how you seamlessly used the words of the prompt.

Rob said...

That was a fresh and wonderful piece...
...rob
Image & Verse

Zouxzoux said...

I want to live there! Your description is perfectly artsy & bohemian - just my style.
This is just gorgeous & I'm bookmarking it.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with Zouxzoux. I want to live there. I love the cat!
Nice work!
Pamela

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with Zouxzoux. I want to live there. I love the cat!
Nice work!
Pamela

Raven's Wing Poetry said...

I like this...this suggests a very cozy and eclectic kind of place, and I like how skillfully you used the words in the prompt. Well done.

-Nicole

gautami tripathy said...

Great imagery here!

now open, now close

Karen said...

Love the beginning. "In time" we all become our mothers, do we not?

Tumblewords: said...

An enticing house and a fascinating grand tabby image!

Derrick said...

I love the strumpet-like cat too! You have created a pleasing interior.

motherveg said...

the picture is grand with the poem...love the Tabby image you evoked...