Sunday, October 3, 2010

Poetry Train Monday - 172 - The Things That Aren't Things

This poem was written during the 3:15 Experiment in August.

The Things That Aren't Things

Things in my room
Castles and Palaces of Europe
Schloss Neushwanstein cookie tin
A red McFarlane dragon figurine
With its crystal ball in its talons

Things in my room
A framed collage of The Arts, signed by the photographer
A framed Taming of the Shrew ballet poster signed by the featured dancer
A dry-mounted poster for my 4th year film screening, including 'Exposed Film' tape to secure the date & time of screening

Things in my room
A pile of photocopied pictures featuring the actor-muses for my fictional heroes from last year's writing retreat
The 'Bravo!' card featuring a single pink rose that Brad gave me when I finished my very first NaNoWriMo
A pile of paperbacks written by fellow members of my writer's group

Things in my room
Two pairs of slippers, one fuschia, one black
An outdated computer tower & monitor
A pile of my dog's stuffed toys she's stashed under the bureau

Things in my room
A pile of programs from special National Ballet of Canada performances
An old cassette tape of my dad talking
Two spiral notebooks containing family stories I've collected

Things in my room

© Julia Smith, Aug. 22, 2010

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Alice Audrey said...

You have so many great mementos.

Hey, that's wild about you and Julianne MacLean. Or did you mention her before? I can't remember.

ms pie said...

hi julia love yr title that expresses the attachment so eloquently...

Julia Smith said...

Alice - I've featured her releases on my blog and often mention that she's my cousin. But probably never when you've popped over.

Ms Pie - Thanks!

Travis Cody said...

You mention the programs from the ballet, and that reminded me that we get to go to the first production in the 2010-11 theatre season this Saturday!

We're seeing In The Heights at 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.

Now I know you'll appreciate the final three productions in the season. Next April is 9 to 5 The Musical, followed by Guys & Dolls in May and Oklahoma in July.

Sweet eh?

Julia Smith said...

Travis - Oklahoma! I was once Ado Annie, in my high school production. Just met up with my Will Parker two weekends ago - he was played by my friend John Knowles who now lives in Australia, and was home in Nova Scotia to visit family and friends. He was trying to get me to sing some of our duets during the party! Naughty John...

I've seen Guys and Dolls but not the other two productions. Wish I could be your season ticket neighbor.