In a Coil

elephant's trunkand another one


cellotape poem
Margo Roby wanted us to think about coils in her Tuesday Tryout.  The first poem was written to a photo prompt, and the second to a blindfold touch test.  Both were among my very first poems back in 2008.


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10 Responses to In a Coil

  1. Viv, SO glad to be back! I loved your appreciation of the elephant’s coiled trunk, its intricacies. Elephants are my favorite animal, and I was so happy a pachyderm poem was on call! Amy


  2. margo roby says:

    Such fun to see early poems from you. I love the comparison of the elephant trunk to an ammonite.


  3. colonialist says:

    I think the ellie one is particularly good, and the ammonite comparisons a particular gem.


  4. wolfsrosebud says:

    do like how you gave texture to this poem… cool picture too


  5. lynndiane says:

    Your poem about the patterned pachyderm is… perfect!


  6. Bodhirose says:

    I too would love to keep that coiled elephant trunk. I love elephants. Yes, a roll of tape can be maddening if you can’t find/get that end undone. And to think…it’s done purposefully to annoy!


  7. rosross says:

    Clever and clever


  8. Misky says:

    OH MY! The second one is so clever, but the first one is, well, perfection. Love it.


  9. Coiled into an ammonite fissile. Does evoke an ancient creature. Love the image!


  10. julespaige says:

    Very nice. I like them both. The cellotape did make me giggle for all the times I’ve pulled it wrong and became encased in its coil…

    Thanks for visit my piece ‘Escape’. ~Jules


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