Sunday, November 16, 2008
Family, Friends & Reflections on Refrigerator Poetry
Home Reflections Photo
Photo By: John P. Ford
A couple of years ago eight folks in a group of long term friends decided to form a poetry group. We dubbed ourselves the Live Poet's Chowder Society. We have been writing poetry, reading about favorite poets and meeting monthly alternately at each other's homes. We have an evening of sharing our poetic creations as well food and companionship and whatever presents in the way of conversation!
One of the shared things from the group was a gift to me from Karen W of magnetic words to create poetry on the refrigerator. I did manage to get the magnetic strips out of the box and randomly arranged on the front of the frig. Alas, I have not done much else with them until tonight.
My children and their broods and significant others also plan a joint family event monthly, again alternating homes where the event is held. As I took a seat in front of the frig tonight with the thought of using my gift, I noticed many arranged lines where the words were no longer random! I have no idea who assembled what as no one has come forth to take credit for the short creations. I want to share them here. None is related to the other that I can determine. Do you have a favorite?
RANDOM REFRIGERATOR POETIC OFFERINGS FROM FAMILY/FRIEND POETS UNKNOWN
From never more.....
I like me....no question
I need a cup of liquid coffee
Open an old broken window
Change the hard blue universe
perfume...lip is pierced...young girl I will heal you father said
Perhaps green grass will dazzel that picture
A brilliant wet secret on hot magic cloud
This heart speaks out like a child at play
Concrete poetry almost sacred translucent morning yet they know not
Time to pick a flower
Over ferocious daughter trust live laugh blush bring men of fire...sex, he too must
Some delicious fever
I am over crap
Smile (this one from me)