Hairpin

Hairpin

He rolls over,
        pinning her
by her long hair.
He sleeps on it.
      She draws his dreams
           through its long shafts,
works out his days
into her web.
      Her hair,
black raven coal
      falling down the chute
between his hands.
      Her hair
to be pulled down.
Her hair
his fist
   coiled
   in each other.
Her hair
his mouth
the cave
     a feast of hair.
Her hair side-winding on the ground.
Passion.
     Her hair whips
his face until he weaves
a bridge of it
      to cross the high crevasse.
Her hair
drying
with a baby
    swinging from it.
         her hair woven
               into bags and harnesses,
    yet when a strand
slips from behind her ear,

it makes necessary:
fire,
bronze,
         iron,
       steel,
rubber,
  factories,
t
he assembly line

just to invent

         the
     hairpin.

 

Oops, sorry… I missed that I was supposed to start with “This is not a . . . . I was in a hurry because I was afraid the posting time was about to close!  For dVerse Poets Prompt: An object.

32 thoughts on “Hairpin

        1. lifelessons Post author

          I was thinking it would be longer as my friend’s 9 year old daughter has hair down to her thighs, but then it occurred to me that it will get shorter in relation to her body as her body gets taller!

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            1. lifelessons Post author

              Yes.. probably during her whole life. That’s the way with hair. I had a woman once who asked me to make a retablo that made use of her hair that she had to cut off. I made her a very large retablo with a life-sized head adorned with her hair. When she had to move back to the states, she couldn’t take it so asked me to just take the retablo back but cut the hair off as she was sure her niece and nephew would want it. Ha.

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      1. M Jay Dixit

        You’re welcome!! You should use the “Verse” block, WP has made that block especially for (shape) poetry, but it’s not available in all themes.. you’d have to check. I hope this was helpful..

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        1. lifelessons Post author

          Thanks, M Jay. I’ve been avoiding using the blocks but might check it out. I usually shape it in Word and just photograph it but it seems to work to use the indent feature that moves the entire body enmasses first and then to individually indent lines. That’s what I did this time. If you individually indent from the left indent site it seems to move them all back again. This is in the Classic Editor.

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          1. M Jay Dixit

            Yes I get what you’re saying. What you can do is write your poem in Word, give it the shape there. Copy it and paste it in verse block of WP. That works for me everytime when I write a shape poem. Give a try to the Block Editor Judy, it’s fun!

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Thanks, Jane. I didn’t read any of the others until I’d finished and after awhile it got to me that there must be more to the prompt than I had noticed. So many times I’ve written a poem and by the time I finish, they’ve closed the link to post it, so I was pressured…

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      1. Jane Dougherty

        Forty poems all starting with ‘This is not..’ could get a bit tedious.
        I wish the link would open earlier. It’s 9pm here when I see the prompt and I’m winding down by 10pm. It would be good if we all got the prompt at the same time too.

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          1. Jane Dougherty

            That would be helpful too.
            I always think that the poems that are posted at the end haven’t got much chance of getting read as there are just too many. It’s a shame that we don’t all start off together, then there would be more variety in the first posters. Just saying.

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            1. lifelessons Post author

              I’m in Mexico in the Central Time Zone, so 2 PM for me. But I always write in the morning, usually starting at 8 or 9 a.m. and I always do a post on the word prompts first. So yes, they’ve had an even longer head start on me. How long do the prompts stay open?

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            2. Jane Dougherty

              I don’t know how long they stay open but probably not more than 24 hours since there’s one on Monday, and a new one on Tuesday then Thursday. I either write a poem as soon as the prompt opens or not at all. I’m asleep for most of the time it’s open 🙂

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