Friday, November 23, 2012

Regifted





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Burlap wrapped,
burlapped-
your regifted gift
slapped me
to my senses,
and course defenses
like downed fences
drifted away.
 
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Prompt inspiration- Imaginary Gardens' A Word with Laurie: Burlap

***To read more about using texture in poetry, click Here.***

24 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

An interesting word challenge, Laurie, and a good illustration of texture in poetry.
K

j.lynn sheridan said...

Love this, Laurie! How did you add the words to the image?

Grandmother said...

Good prompt, Laurie, and I enjoyed the accompanying article on texture. Thanks.

Grandmother said...

Good prompt, Laurie, and I enjoyed the accompanying article on texture. Thanks.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love this, Laurie. Love the look of burlap.

ReBelle said...

Rough and ready! So visual and I feel this in a myriad of ways.

Mary said...

Always hard to receive a regifted gift when you KNOW that is what it is. (Smiles)

Green Speck said...

This is beautiful ... loved it !!!

Brian Miller said...

nice...i like the pic and the red goes well with the burlap....the worst is being regifted the gift you gave....haha..ugh...not fun at all...smiles. i like though that yours ends in fences coming down...nice flow to your short...

Helen said...

How clever of you to re-gift us!! I have made lampshades and table runners with burlap ... love working with it!!!

Hannah said...

Some unique word orders and the double meaning of course...coarse...interesting. Thought provoking. I found I went to a similar topic. This was a gret challenge, thank you, Laurie!

Peggy said...

A unique prompt, Lauie, and an excellent response in your own poem. I like it as part of the illustration too. I am still thinking on my response.

Grace said...

I like the play of burlapped and regifted ~ ouch, on getting the regifted gift ~

Happy Friday ~

Fireblossom said...

I wonder if you didn't mean "coarse" defenses.

Laurie Kolp said...

Nope, I meant course... glad I got you thinking though... that was my intention = )

Mystic_Mom said...

I like it. Great play on words and excellent write, as usual!

kaykuala said...

Regifted gifts can be acceptable for keeping the relationship.Nicely Laurie!

Hank

Susie Clevenger said...

Loved the wordplay and how you placed it on the burlap image.

Bodhirose said...

Very clever. You have to be very careful that you don't regift the gift back to the original "gifter"...can be very tricky, eh?

Shawna said...

This is really cool. I like that it looks like it's written in blood. :) I think something creepy is going on here.

Kamana said...

i am new to poetry and am enjoying the epxloration.

Marian said...

ooh this one, hmmmm! a re-gifted gift downs fences? this is making me think. terrific.

Lolamouse said...

Very cool poem, Laurie. Love the way you wrote it on the burlap itself (or the image, that is!)

Ella said...

Ouch, this snapped me to, lol.
I too, love your play on words ;D