Tuesday, January 24, 2006


I have been a regular lurker at cafe' cafe', which is the MiPOetic community with poems posted to be considered for IBPC and other ventures. Even if you're not a contributor to cafe' cafe', it is a great place to read a range of fresh, and sometimes astounding poetry. I like to try my hand at their monthly challenges set by Didi Menendez (editor of MiPO), and this month's challenge is to write an ode or a dialogue with fairly limited perimeters to insure the fresh factor. One of the choices was to write an ode about your bathrobe and/or slippers. I chose my bathrobe - I boring garment for a non-morning person. Here it is:

Bathrobe Ode
J.B. Rowell

plain, white, and thirsty
for thoughts
freshly bubbled.

Wrap around,
cinch belt,
to keep from
slipping down
between hands:

to dos, you dos,
poem starts
forgot yesterdays,
remember todays,
and occasionally

Yoke of list
across back
of morning
carrying weak
protection against day
that will do
what it will.


Blogger Pris said...

I like!! I've not been inspired yet. Am still waiting for a poem to come.

6:23 AM, January 25, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

When you least expect it - right?

7:05 AM, January 25, 2006  
Blogger Michelle e o said...

Nice results JB. Those challenges are addicting!

3:40 PM, January 25, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Your dialogue between Mae and Reb is hilarious, Michelle. Thanks.

6:11 PM, January 25, 2006  

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