CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

May 22, 2012

This Hat


CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

THIS HAT

(photos by Dmitri)

 

This hat is not the hat of an elderly—

     I err— middle aged—woman

It’s not a covering to enhance thinning hair

It’s not the color of a senior, on the downhill slide of life

It’s not a hat of propriety

It’s not a hat for icy wintry days

It’s not a true beret, the style of French artiste.

     But the elderly, in their wisdom, relish this hat

     Its colors accented  by gray/white hues.

     Seniors who celebrate life past, life to come

     With a boldness expressed by eccentricity.

     This hat represents what is—the eclectic electricity of creativity

A covering for the changing seasons—spring, summer, autumn, winter.

End notes (from an e-mail sent to me by Alice):

When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she’d dye.

A backward poet writes inverse. (Appropriate, since I’m truly not a poet. I just play with the genre.)

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ADDITIONAL READING:

Hats Make a Statement

The Red Tuque

RUSS’S ASSIGNMENT: WRITE CAROLYN’S EULOGY Lent Devotion

My Spider Plant Lives: A Devotion

https://carolyncholland.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/my-spider-plant-lives-a-devotion/

RAINBOW’S END Part 1

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1 Comment »

  1. enjoyed 😉

    Comment by dianecipa — May 22, 2012 @ 8:56 am | Reply


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