Saturday, April 12, 2014

Wonder #12- Empire State building

Image from Wikimedia Commons, Gigi Alt

 I'm trying to participate in Mary Lee Hahn's "Our Wonderful World."
This morning I taught a class, then got a call that my mom had been hospitalized again.
So I spent a good part of today in Colorado Springs with her. And by the time I got home, there were not a whole lot of poems.

This started out as a haiku.
But then the last line wouldn't work.
But I liked it.
So I left it. 
And so it's only kind of a haiku.

"Empire State Building"

Tower slices sky
a geometric symphony 
 of curves and quadrilaterals.
(C) Carol Wilcox, 2014
And then I read an article about a Ford mustang being sawed apart and hauled up elevators for a fiftieth anniversary celebration. And it felt like there was a poem there somehow.


You are cordially invited
to a
Please come!
a shiny silver
will be
sawed into three parts
then stuffed into elevators
and hauled
up 86 floors
to be reassembled
and admired
by the world.

(c) Carol Wilcox, 2014

1 comment:

Mary Lee said...

Sorry to hear about your mom.

Love the ridiculously extravagant idea of sawing a mustang apart and reassembling it 86 floors up!