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.
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