|Bleeding Rust, pic by P. Kolp|
Whether tangible and visible, or silent and invisible, rust is the corrosion of something once beautiful (and yet, rust can be beautiful, too).
This week, it's all about rust. There are several ways to go with this: actual rust or feeling rusty about something you haven’t done in awhile, etc.
|Weekly Hamburgers, photo by L. Kolp|
Perhaps an old rusty barbecue pit is a reminder of a special occasion. Recreate that memory.
|Rusty Chain, pic by L. Kolp|
Rusty chains can symbolize entrapment in a relationship or addiction. You might take your poem in that direction.
There are many more rust-related ideas, and I'm excited to see what you come up with... but wait.
The thing about rust is that it adds texture, so I want you to also add texture to your poem. Enhance the sense of touch. Use tactile words such as course, scratchy, rough, jagged, uneven, serrated, etc. Make us feel the rust through your vivid images.
|Neglect of the Seldom Seen and Hard to Reach|
(bottom of ship, cargo hole)
photo by P. Kolp
I’m sure you can come up with many examples of rust. Just write a new poem and link it to Mr. Linky. Then be sure to visit others and leave comments. Please check back periodically through the week, as we have people posting up until the very end. Thank you.
“Authors, like coins, grow dear as they grow old. It is the rust we value, not the gold.”
~ Alexander Pope