Wordplay #20


Wordplay #20  Tabaret

tab-a-ret> striped upholstery fabric: hard-wearing
fabric with alternate satin and watered silk stripes. Use: upholstery

Strong Cloth Existence

Senses that her life is stitched
together like tabaret fabric. Periods
of smooth moments, spent with others
who love words and language. Sewn
alongside other times, when she must
breathe in sizzling myriad hues
of bright colored silk, where words
are unuttered sighs waiting to become
sights, scents and sounds, then transferred
to preferred satin existence.

Elizabeth Crawford  5/21/11

Also for Writers Island writing prompt: sizzling


About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: https://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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21 Responses to Wordplay #20

  1. lucychili says:

    tasty contrasts =)


  2. Mary says:

    Complex wordings and images are sewn together in this poem, Elizabeth.


  3. This is a very clever one, Elizabeth. Rich fabric imagery……I can feel the silks and satins….


  4. pamelasayers says:

    Love this one, Elizabeth.



  5. Irene says:

    “Satin existence” got me.


  6. wayne says:

    nicely done….thanks for sharing


  7. Beautiful constructed and nice description of life as tabaret.


  8. whimsygizmo says:

    Love this line, especially: “where words
    are unuttered sighs”
    Beautiful poem.


  9. A rich tapestry of words.


  10. vivinfrance says:

    Definitely a poem for a quilter! Very colourful.


  11. Isabel Bush says:

    love the comparisons


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