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Blog Posted:1/17/2013 10:21:00 AM

 

I just read a wonderful poem today by Donna Hilbert that will be the basis for my next contest and I am excited to share it with all of you. It's called "A Button Poem" and was published in her book, Travelers in Paradise: new and selected poems PEARL Editions, 2004. Enjoy!

A Button Poem

Order
In this cut glass relish tray
where my grandmother once laid
circles and slices of pickles
and beets, I now arrange
bags full of buttons
bought at the swap meet.
What would she make of me—
idle pursuer of order and beauty—
sorting by color, shape and size
castaway remnants
of other people’s lives?

By Donna Hilbert

So my next contest will be on, you guessed it, BUTTONS!

If you want to know more about how buttons become a part of our lives, see this article: http://www.slate.com/articles/life/design/2012/06/button_history_a_visual_tour_of_button_design_through_the_ages_.html

You can write anything about a button, buttons, button phrases, or merely reference one  in your poem...contest coming soon, I hope!

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  1. Date: 1/17/2013 11:02:00 PM
    I really like this poem you showed us, Susan, and I hope I can do this kind of theme justice!! Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 1/17/2013 12:53:00 PM
    Love the poem posted above. Unique idea for a contest.

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