Sol 16: Found Object Poetry Challenge, Day 9


It’s Tuesday and time to share our slices at Two Writing Teachers.


This image was submitted by Mary Lee Hahn for Laura Shovan’s Found Objects Poetry Challenge.   And Michelle’s DMC is to write a “ditty’, suggested by David L. Harrison.

The word “ditty” comes from the Old French “to compose.”

Wheelbarrow tracks
the soft, garden mud.

Having rained
three nights ago
the dirt
is like modeling clay.

Straight, simple
obtuse, acute, right angles

father would be
geometry in the soil

Wheelbarrow tracks
parallel lines
in which I compose a ditty.

© 2016 Jone Rush MacCulloch all rights reserved

This is very rough and I will probably return to revise.  But this is a milestone.  I have my writing for SOL and Laura’s challenge done before the end of Tuesday.



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5 Responses to Sol 16: Found Object Poetry Challenge, Day 9

  1. Ramona says:

    As someone who frequently posts late in the day, congrats on an early entry. Love the “geometry in the soil”!

  2. Linda Baie says:

    Love the application to writing for this pic, Jone, & you’re right, I’m not used to seeing your post this early. Congrats! (FYI-you might want to send this also to Michelle Barnes for David Harrison’s challenge on her blog. The word is “ditty”!

  3. Tara Smith says:

    Perfect companion to that photograph, which is all angles and lines.

  4. dmayr says:

    What an enterprising poet! And you worked a little math in, too! I’ve been meaning to ask: what is the name of the font used in the titles? I love it.

  5. Dana Murphy says:

    Love it – nicely written. Love the word ‘ditty’ too!

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