This Poem is a Jackson Pollock Painting

This is for Linda Kruschke’s paint-chip poetry #24. These are our inspiration this week:


And here’s what my brain did with that:

When I was a kid
I didn’t have a rubber ducky,
But I did love cheese puffs,
Especially the way they made
Your fingers orange.

(Nothing rhymes with orange.)

In elementary school
I remember learning patriotic
Songs, “purple mountain
Majesties” and all that;
We didn’t know what it meant.

(I don’t know what this means.)

I hope there’s a rhyme and reason
For even the missing things.

 

Note: I am even more unsure about posting this than before I typed it out, but I’ll do it to show Linda that somebody actually used rubber ducky and cheese puff in a poem. 🙂

2 thoughts on “This Poem is a Jackson Pollock Painting

  1. The phrase “purple mountain majesties” is from poem/hymn “America the Beautiful” penned by Katherine Bates after witnessing the majestic mountain view from the top of Pike’s Peak, Colorado. Sometimes mountains can look purplish from a distance…that’s my interpretation. Anyway, I like your poem of memories 🙂

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