Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"Yellow Rain Slicker"


Memories flicker 'round her head
of new yellow rain slicker, 
rubber boots to match, pulled on…


dashes outside,
body bends, doubles over,
soars for the big






laughter bubbles, bursts,
body quivers, arms flap,
skips along, unrestricted.


Mother smiles
upon this joyous bouquet
of youthful frivolity

as he jumps again, and again…


until the image,
like film at the end of the reel,
stutters

flip, flip, flip, flip, flip…



The End


This is linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Let's Go to the (Silent) Movies"  This is a reworking of a poem I wrote in April 2012.   I finally did throw this away, just don't have the space for it in my closet - the boots were worn through and the jacket beyond "give-away" status.  He is only six - still not to old for a raincoat.  I might just buy him another today.  



For the month of April, I am participating in NaPoWriMo2014 or National Poetry Writing Month.  The website is HERE.

In celebration of this year's challenge, I will be giving away a free book of my poetry.  If you are interested in participating in this drawing, please click the red logo at the top of my side bar and leave your name and a means to reach (blog, email, etc) you in the comment section.



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13 comments:

Ginnie said...

Tears in my eyes to realize he is already S I X. When did that happen???

(Because I'm overseas, I'll leave the drawing to those who are Stateside.)

Sumana Roy said...

a great silent film indeed.......
how did you do those title cards?
a wonderful cinematic poem....

Kerry O'Connor said...

Well done, Margaret! What a clever idea you have had to incorporate the title cards in your narrative and add in the action shots too. I loved this tale of mother's pride and son's joy.

ccchampagne said...

This is a great take on the prompt! Very creative, one of those 'wish I would have thought of that' moments for sure!

Susie Clevenger said...

So creative...you have done your own silent film...love its ending

Hannah said...

Oh my goodness!! I love this so much, Margaret!! What a wonderfully creative way to go about bringing this challenge to life...love the closing title card. ♥

Gail said...

I loved the way you wove all this together.

I would be honored to win your book.

hedgewitch said...

The ability of children to show us joy in the every day is one of their most wonderful traits--and you in turn show it to us here. I love the dialogue cards and the short, crisp scenes.

Mama Zen said...

I love the way you end this!

Ella said...

YOU made me smile! I have photos similar to your son-what joy to watch their curiosity unfold!
I love yours~

grapeling said...

yes, do. and then take more pix! ~

manicddaily said...

Super charming. And agree only six! How lucky is that. Take care. K.

Brian Miller said...

ha. much fun.
i love puddle jumping
all the more fun in the slicker and boots...to be as free as such a child.