Sunday, 6 January 2008

one too many---Read Write Poetry/Monday Poetry Train

standing in front of my plush wall to wall wardrobe
I search for perfect apparel. choosing one, rejecting
yet again. colour is not suitable, pattern is too bad
texture is obsolete. cotton scrapes, scratches smooth
skin, synthetics give me rashes, silk simply slips over.
ochre is passé, mauve is dumb, green is down market
lavender is ugh, white contrasts with my dusky tone.
a colossal pile on bed, waiting, begging to be picked.
no second glance, no second chance, despondently
I find nothing appropriate to go well with my mood.

cursing myself to stupidity, I struggle to be so cool-
words in my head, nothing to wear. Whomsoever
said women have too many clothes- was a big fool.

Do not forget to ride the Monday Poetry Train


  1. I love the way this flows like diffferent colours and different clothes.

    So much to choose from where does one start?

  2. We all have days like that, don't we? And not only about clothes. Have a great week.

  3. Oh by the way?
    Do you have a birthday suit in there some where?

  4. Too many choices. Whoever said that was on to something.

  5. so true!

    clothes do more than cover us, they costume us and sometimes i can't get it right either!

  6. this made me laugh and sigh at the same time! good job.

  7. Happy new year, Gautami! This rocks; it's so perfect.

    Days like this are why we keep jeans and t-shirts around, isn't it?

  8. Superb! The words flowed with the actions and I could see each item being chosen then discarded. Well done!

  9. Great attention to detail! I could see everything you took out of that closet! So well done!

  10. Shit! You've looked in my closet haven't you? LOL!!!
    This is sooooo me:
    "cursing myself to stupidity, I struggle to be so cool-
    words in my head, nothing to wear. Whomsoever
    said women have too many clothes- was a big fool."

  11. :-)

    Happy New Year, Gautami.

  12. Wow.

    That's one hell of a wardrobe.

    Too many decisions, too many options.

    Be cool!

  13. sometimes we can have too many choices!

  14. Oh, the endless wardrobe struggle, I can relate - though I have a less colorful wardrobe.

    Cursing myself to stupidity? done that many times. It's almost as if I had written this. Thanks.

  15. beautiful..that is exactly as it is...and it flowed so well...

  16. yup - can relate to that. although, i seem to wear the same items over and over again.

    "mauve is dumb" - haha.

    This is almost a sonnet - I bet you could make one from it.

  17. this was very clever... i have found,, that is i live out of the clean laundry basket... this never happens... imagine that.....LOL!!!!

    hey thanks for the info on the nickname button too... i like that!!!!