Monday, January 07, 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texture is obsolete.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


Whitesnake said...

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

So much to choose from where does one start?

Ann said...

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

Whitesnake said...

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

Bill said...

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

Anonymous said...

so true!

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

sister AE said...

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

Crafty Green Poet said...

that made me smile

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

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?

Anonymous said...

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

Linda said...

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

Rhian said...

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."

Dale said...


Happy New Year, Gautami.

sbpoet said...


That's one hell of a wardrobe.

Too many decisions, too many options.

Be cool!

Anonymous said...

sometimes we can have too many choices!

lissa said...

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.

LittleWing said...

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

Danika / OpenChannel said...

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.

paisley said...

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!!!!