Monday, April 12, 2010

Poem Starting with a Line from Norman Dubie

In the near field an idle, stylish horse raised one leg
In her living room in the city of S. her alarm went off
Mine went off ten minutes ago and now I’m sitting here
spouting early poetry having to do with a stylish horse

She is fighting to shake off the softness and warmth
of pillow and cover and embrace
I’m letting the horse put its stylish leg down on the ground
The cold of a cold April morning is seeping into my bones

– Leonard “Far Field” Blumfeld (© 2010)

The idea of napowrimo #13 was to take a line by Norman Dubie as a first line and title the resulting poem “Poem Starting with a Line from Norman Dubie” – both of which I did.

10 comments:

poemblaze said...

Fun use of the Dubie line! Good poem.

cosmicmermaid said...

I think you did that stylish horse proud. :)

Aayushi Mehta said...

:D nice work. I am totally amused by the concept of a 'stylish horse'.

rob kistner said...

Well written Leonard. …keep the NaPoWriMo 2010 energy flowin’…
…rob
Image & Verse

Lori said...

I like the intimacy and personal connections of this! Wonderful

briarcat said...

I liked that line, too, but couldn't manage it.

Stan Ski said...

Love the way you conveyed stylish and idle in this fashionably lazy piece.

Robin said...

I like your line about spouting early poetry having to do with a stylish horse...I think you handled this cleverly and even brought it to a great close.

Yousei Hime said...

Very clever and funny. I've yet to attempt mine, but I'll the stylish horse to you. Thanks for sharing this.

Dee Martin said...

early morning cold and horses - loved this.