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NaPoWriMo: Style from the Stylus

Well this morning I woke from an interesting dream: I dreamt I was sleeping and woke rested and raring to go.  Guess what?  I did. And I’ve got a lot to do.  Starting with back to poetry. Can I marry this prompt with a bit of Style from the Stylus?

…think of a single thing or person (a house, your grandmother, etc), and then write a poem that consists of kenning-like descriptions of that thing or person. For example, you might call a cat a mouse-stalker, quiet-walker, bird-warner, purr-former, etc. If you’re looking for examples, you can find one that Vince wrote here and a different example here.

So here goes.  A poem about my first fashion icon.

Feedsack Dresses
[tweetthis]As a child, she knew how to strut her stuff.[/tweetthis]
Born with Style

First-born,
Hat-watcher,
Re-applier,
Sleeve-wearer.
Migrant-nurser,
Grandchild-firster.

Far-traveler,
Yarn unraveled.
Democratic winker,
Socialistic thinker.
Great-lake resider
Red-head Michigander.

Sister to many, 
Friend to more, 
Daughter of the wisest, 
Mother, wife, and  Nonnie.
Always looks her bestest, 
Even at the wostest.
The Kelly Women
Okay, she’s not a red-head anymore, but she was. She was. The beautiful kind, with rich, deep color.
 Deanna & Mike
Deanna - 6
Daughter of the wisest.
Deanna & Swiss Guard - Version 2
At the Vatican, she’s gorgeous 
Deanna eating ice cream
She manages to look stylish, and spot-free eating ice cream on a hot day.
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Look, she can even stay neat in white, while camping.

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6 Comments

    • Adela Adela

      Thank you Rena. So glad you stopped by. Poetry is quite a stretch for me. Still it’s fun trying.

  1. Absolutely beautiful. I also love the poem and adore the photos. That ice cream cone? YUM. (Your resume is also ah-may-zing!

    • Adela Adela

      Thank you, Cathy. I know, can you believe she’s even eating chocolate with all that white? She’s a woman who lives and breathes style.

      Oh and thanks for the kudos. You’re pretty terrific yourself.

  2. You got started today and the results are wonderful. Love your poem and your photos.

    • Adela Adela

      Thank you, Beth. Getting started this morning after another late night with my writer critique group. Came home feeling deflated, woke up determined. I bet you can guess I’m a morning type of person!

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