A previous shoebox
now filled with glass bottles.
Glazed black caps screwed on secure.
What seems like hundreds of colors
lined in rows,
Azure, the color of the sea.
The blush of a child’s cheeks in the snow.
Ivory of elephant tusks,
emerald and jade mined by the hardest workers,
and the lemon and lime of a soda,
as translucent baby blue water
on a golden summer day.
The luxurious scarlet velvet daybed,
only sat on by
kings and queens with metallic crowns.
The human’s claws,
colored by enamel.
The reflective top coat is applied
with the microscopic brush,
immensely filled with soft bristles.
Made to show passion,
By Briana Ausgotharp
Poetry Publication Reflection
||The poem type I chose is ode.|
f. Ode: Why did you choose the subject of your ode?
|I chose the subject of nail polish for my ode because it consists of many colors and can be made into inspiring art, but instead of only being painted, it is carried with you wherever you are on your nails.|
||The tone of my poem is admiring.|
||The theme of my poem is “simple beauty”.|
||Revision #1: I changed “to show emotion” to “to show passion”
Explanation: I did this because it made the poem flow smoother and it was more of an elevated word choice than “emotion.”
|Revision #2: I changed “on a yellow summer day” to “on a golden summer day”
Explanation: This made it seem more lively and joyful.
||It was neither easy nor difficult to write this poem. It was quite easy to think of things to relate the colors to, but it was hard to make nail polish seem sophisticated.|
||I am not completely happy with my poem, but it was the best out of the other ones I had written. I wish I had chosen a wiser subject or object that was easier to make elegant, but I am not upset with the way I portrayed the object in the poem.|