Thursday, January 31, 2008

Goodwill

ReadWritePoem has a prompt of clothing and suggested a villanelle.

I just do not have the patience to write 19 lines about this subject. So...

My closet relies on the goodwill
of strangers. I dress in donations—
recycled from fashionable landfills
my closet relies on. The Goodwill
resells them and trains folks in job skills
at many convenient locations.
My closet relies on the Goodwill.
I'm dressed up in strangers' donations.

(amphibrachic trimeter, in case anyone cares)

12 comments:

Dale said...

Hey, no fair skimping! If I can take it you can. You're actually good at this stuff. :->

chicklegirl said...

I'm a thrifter, too. Loved this, and very nice triolet!

Rethabile said...

Agree with Dale, you're good at "this stuff." This is very nice, reads easy.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love second hand clothes too, I like the various ways you use the word Goodwill in this poem. Excellent and the suggestion of vilanelle was entirely optional so no need to feel bad about not doing one (though you do them very well!)

UL said...

Very nicely done...oh I didnt realize that it had to be a vilanelle...until I came here! oopsy.

Linda Jacobs said...

Don't feel bad; I posted a villanelle last week instead!

I hear the echoes of a villanelle in here. Love the Goodwill angle!

mariacristina said...

I've only read one villanelle so far, Dale's I believe.

The form you chose, though shorter, is probably more difficult, at least for me.

...deb said...

Beautiful. Content and form. (Though it's hard to believe you don't have patience :-) )

Rob Kistner said...

This was well crafted -- I enjoyed it. Great subject matter.

My wife is a size 1 or 3, depending on how the garment is cut. She goes to second hand stores all the time and finds these fabulous salesman's samples of designer label clothing -- that have never been worn, save maybe by a mannequin. I am a pudgy old man and can't find a thing in those places. I am extremely jealous of those of you who can... ;)

SweetTalkingGuy said...

I like the way this goes - amphibrachic trimeter, not heard of that before but if you break it down into syllables it means something completely different!

Mad said...

Love the Tennessee Williams nod. I too am a thrifter, and honestly prefer it to the actual store!

Allyson said...

Great poem! This is the first time I've encountered this form; I want to try it now.