March 7 – I Tried Betsy’s Poetry Idea!

As Betsy suggested on Day 5, I took my March 4th small moment:

In Venice, laundry seems to be more than just a chore. It seems to be a work of art. First, it is pinned and moved along the pulley line to form a perfect composition. As each piece is hung, a piece never drops by accident  or comes loose and falls to the sidewalk or canal below. Then, as it hangs, one piece next to another, a pattern is created. Like a border painted inside a room for decoration, a Venetian’s clean clothing decorates a building’s facade. Laundry Day brightens up the neighborhood!
I pulled out some words, some phrases.

I wrote as a poem:
Venetian laundry
More than just a chore 
It hangs as a work of art
 
One piece next to another
Pinned along the pulley line
Above the walkways and canals
A colored pattern created
Against a stucco canvas

Venetian laundry
Decorating a building’s facade
Brightening up the neighborhood
A perfect composition
Thanks, Betsy!!
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19 thoughts on “March 7 – I Tried Betsy’s Poetry Idea!

  1. Amy Boyden says:

    What a great poem. I liked the image of the laundry as a work of art:
    Venetian laundry
    More than just a chore
    It hangs as a work of art
    In the first piece there was something that reminded me of my own laundry hanging one particularly clear blue sky day. . . I think it was, well, the whole thing, I could almost smell the clean laundry reading this. . .-Amy

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  2. Amy Boyden says:

    What a great poem. I liked the image of the laundry as a work of art:
    Venetian laundry
    More than just a chore
    It hangs as a work of art
    In the first piece there was something that reminded me of my own laundry hanging one particularly clear blue sky day. . . I think it was, well, the whole thing, I could almost smell the clean laundry reading this. . .-Amy

    Like

  3. Michelle says:

    You did it! I appreciated reading your first draft and then the crafting of the poem. I think the poem makes the imagination work harder — I had such a visual of the laundry hanging in the streets. Beautiful!

    Like

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