Monday, April 6, 2009

NaPoWriMo Day 6: Response to a Photo

This is for ReadWritePoem's Day 6 prompt. We were asked to write a poem in response to the following photograph by pensiero:
















And You thought You Were In Charge

Hanging
marionettes.
Who is controlling them?
The hand of fate? I hear the clouds
smirking.

8 comments:

thisbrokensky said...

Marionettes? Brilliant interpretation!

Claire

watermaid said...

I love syllabic verse. It's all very down-to-earth in an up-in-the-air sort of way until the synaesthesia at the end.

Danielle Mari said...

Double fun-not only are the clouds in on the joke, but you can HEAR them smirking. Neat and concise.

Pam said...

I really like this. The form is perfect for the image prompt.

Marcia said...

I was not expecting the smirking. I would have never thought of marionettes, love that imagery.

angie said...

Love the whole idea of marionettes...and the little bit of sarcasm in the title!!

Gavin said...

Love the "hanging marionettes".

Jeeves said...

Wow!!!!Love this.

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