Japanese Inspired Object Poems

in Senior School News

Old Comb

 

Smooth to stroke.
Sweet to smell.
Carved out of ivory,
cream mingles alongside white.

Sixteen prongs,
none of them perfect,
none the same.
A pictured leaf lies off centre.

Bone.
Ancient.

A.B.(9H)

Flower

Soft, faded, yellow flower;
delicate and dying.
Long, brown stalk;
fragile.
Petals falling off.
Death,
in Life.

Emma