Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ordinary PP


Today's challenge over at Poetry Jam was to write a poem about something ordinary.  This morning my toast sat upon an ordinary paper plate...


Ordinary PP

slice
of tree
cradles cobs,
holds hot dogs,
and piles of fries;
shades squinty eyes,
fans you in a breezeless plight,
but in a breeze transforms to kite.
cut some holes and make a face,
or use it as an artist’s base.
short lived lively paper treasure
9 inch, snack-sized, what’s your measure?
white or color, fancy trimmed,
round or square, wavy rimmed,
how could anyone berate
this lowly, imitation plate
with rights to boast?
a morning toast for
white thin
slice!

©2014, Donna JT Smith

19 comments:

  1. Ha ha. Paper plates can be used for so many things but, true, they work well as plates too.

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  2. paper plates are definitely versatile...i have used them as a palette for paint...and for masks as well.....and to hold my sandwich or toast....

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  3. So many uses for an ordinary paper plate! One can look at a paper plate creatively....or not! Smiles.

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  4. Lovely, witty, good write, have a nice Wednesday

    Much love...

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  5. Paper plate! Yes. Ordinary paper plates are useful in many ways. Good take on the prompt! :)

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  6. Slice of tree...I never thought of it that way. Loved the rhythm and the words.

    Not many mention my posters. Thank you.

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  7. Wonderful--so many ways to look at an ordinary paper plate! which turns out to be not so ordinary after all. thanks for posting.

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  8. Cool response to the prompt...loved it.

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  9. Creative take on the prompt. Paper plates and doilies....instant wall art!

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  10. great take, paper plates are an excellent choice, and such creativity

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  11. Creative! What an observation! Loved the idea of various facets of a paper plate.

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  12. oh how clever of you !!..great take on the prompt :)

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  13. brilliant!-- it seriously made me a little emotional-- i can't tell you how much i love paper plates-- you definitely need to compile a book of all of your wonderful poetry :)

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  14. It's so clever Donna-finally time to catch up on some of the posts I've saved! I wouldn't miss one of your poems at all! (I love to choose interesting paper plates, & you've covered the variety very well!)

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  15. I love what you did with the prompt! So much fun and clever :-) And in fib form too!

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  16. All praise the mighty white loaf!

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  17. These lines cracked me up: "how could anyone berate/ this lowly, imitation plate." The American Visionary Art Museum here in Baltimore has a display of giant mandalas made of paper plates. Take a look! http://makezine.com/2012/12/02/paper-plate-mandala/

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