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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Job Description



In shadows of the ordinary,
The poet seeks out the unique,
His findings recorded for
All to see, without praise
Or condemnation,
In snapshots of
The moments
Of our
Lives.


This nonet was written for this week’s Vice Versa prompt from Poets United, using the antonym pairs unique/ordinary and condemn/praise.  I stretched it just a bit by expanding "condemn" into "condemnation."

8 comments:

Serena said...

Love this! I enjoy seeing what different poets come up with... especially appreciate the first two lines... great job with the prompt.

Mary said...

I also like the first two lines! I think we always try to find our own unique slant on an 'ordinary' thing. It truly is a wonderful feeling when, on occasion, we know we do!! I like the nonet form, have never tried it! Glad to see you at Vice/Versa this week.

Daydreamertoo said...

That is so true. Poets usually 'see' so much more than folks who don't like romance or, dream :)

Mama Zen said...

I love this! I see poetry as snapshots, too.

Ella said...

Oh, Mary I love this! Yes, we poets think sideways just like photographers capturing light~ Well Done

Margaret said...

Oh, I can so relate to this!

Poet Laundry said...

Great write! I definitely see poetry as snapshots of life. Well done Mary.

Anders Woje Ellingsen said...

But do you really think it is possible for a poet not to let his values shine through in his writings? I don't. :-)