Sculptural Lines – NaPoWriMo 2016 – Day 11-


Sculptural Lines

Two stumpy legs taking a step,
human from this angle;
and again from this.
A nose, another orifice
an eye maybe. Just the hint
of a bird with a long beak
tickling its lower feathers.

Certainly for caressing,
the silky graininess
luring me to touch;
to examine, to wonder,
about the world
from which it came.
I saw mystery and danger
myth and unforeseen symbols
of ancient life and forests.
So that I believe you when you say
the creation is not yours alone.
Wood does its own work you said.

Sometime I feel all arms and legs.

Benita H. Kape © 11.4.2016

Sculpture - front

Today, I challenge you to write a poem in which you closely describe an object or place, and then end with a much more abstract line that doesn’t seemingly have anything to do with that object or place, but which, of course, really does. I think of the “surprise” ending to this James Wright Poem as a model for the effect I’m hoping you’ll achieve. An abstract, philosophical kind of statement closing out a poem that is otherwise intensely focused on physical, sensory details