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Saturday’s Mix–08 July 2017

Welcome back to Saturday’s Mix.  This week, I thought we’d look at silhouettes.  As a photographer, I love silhouettes.  They have wonderful contrast of light and dark to reveal the outline of an object.  They truly fascinate me.  I wondered how this would look in writing.

Can we illuminate an object/topic, masking its depth–showing just the outline?  Here is my effort at a silhouette poem:

Pretty July day basking in sunshine,
highlighting the white picket fence,
two kids, pulling a dog in a red wagon.
A perfect silhouette of a family,
masking the tears streaked down
dirty little faces as they go inside
each evening to an empty table.

If you struggle with a silhouette poem/prose piece, you can also simply use the word in your writing.  As always feel free to use one of the images as inspiration or to illustrate your post.

Once you’ve written your piece please tag your work Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie and Saturday Mix then either ping back or put a link to your work in the comments below.  To make things simpler you can add your link to the Mr. Linky app below so everyone will be able to quickly find your work.


About Teresa

I am a woman with many hats--teacher, farmer, photographer, writer.

17 comments on “Saturday’s Mix–08 July 2017

  1. flashpoetguy
    July 8, 2017


    What she missed most were the colors
    of summertime, the depth of red,
    shades of purple speckled with gold,
    all those wind-bowed flowers on stems
    grown tall in the grassy gardens.

    Nearly blind now, she saw little
    beyond the blurred jigsaw pieces,
    lifeless cut-outs her memories
    infused with colors, crayoned thoughts
    to brighten the domino days
    falling one atop the other.


    • Teresa
      July 8, 2017

      This is perfect!

      • flashpoetguy
        July 8, 2017

        Thanks, Teresa.

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  3. ManicDdaily
    July 8, 2017

    These are lovely images. I don’t know that I can participate as I am pretty overwhelmed lately but wonderful to know about the site, and really great images and prompt. k.

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  5. Jael Sook
    July 9, 2017

    Oh WOW, your poem is too good. Great prompt, as well.

  6. Henrietta Watson
    July 9, 2017

    Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.

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