Positive Space

Outward view a changing state –
in summer, corn as high
as an elephant’s eye
obscures a distant prospect
of trees and pastures
beneath a vast sky.
Interior view of books and books and books and books
adorned with light and too much stuff.


Miz Quickly wants us to write a poem about our home, but without describing it.  I found the prompt enigmatic, and am not sure I’ve hit the target.

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5 Responses to Positive Space

  1. It was super tricky…yes, enigmatic…great word for the challenge. Still, I think you did well…I love the corn as tall as elephants detail. 🙂

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  2. was thinking of you today as I sat on the couch reading the book Jock gave me. The first chapter is set in Brittany on a road I know.

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  3. Misky says:

    I think I’d prefer reading your books to the corn. 🙂

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  4. julespaige says:

    I think we all do the best we can with what we have. I can see your place in my mines eye, because I think they are very similar 🙂

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  5. b_young says:

    I’ve seen it done, so I know it’s possible. Like describing a town by its river, or its garbage. But I couldn’t get the handle, either. Nonetheless, I like “adorned with light and too much stuff” A word of perfect imprecision.

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