Friday, November 20, 2015

Using “thou” instead of “it”

“This week’s practice [poetry] exercises included some fun options. Wooldridge suggested changing our perspective by referring to an object as “thou” instead of “it,” and asking questions of it.”
NB shoe box
The shoe box of VHS tapes
By Norma J. Bruce
November 20, 2015

I’ve made an inquiry.
Thou who wait
Imprisoned in the dark
And dust,
Sitting in an old box, a cell size 8 medium
Longing for the glory days
When thou did entertain and
Alas, the VHS player has been loaned
To a homeschooling Mom
Who knows not thy desire.

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