Saturday, December 13, 2014

Writing about a Chair

Have I mentioned I was writing about a chair?  It was as part of another lovely 26 challenge - this time to respond in exactly 100 words to an object on display as part of this year's London Design Festival.

And this is the chair that inspired me, designed by Sean Dare Studio -

And here's the poem -


from the floor -
     a high Zeppelin,
     primed for the sky,
     only just permits
     the tethering
     of little legs

from the side -
     a fat lady's corset
     braves the bulge,
     smoothes ridges
     and ruckles
     into one persuasive curve
from the front -   
     open-armed and ample,
     an urbane settle
     an upholstered inglenook
     a cushioned invitation -
     come to me

from inside -
     for two,
     a snug of secrets -
     knees touching,
     whispers contained
     between confidential walls -
     no design for strangers

     and for one,   
     a Brontë bonnet -
     a singular parsonage -
     a niche for thought,
     buffered, sheltering,
     shuts out
     the rackety world
     like wind off the moors

And here it is, in Fiera Issue 1, recently launched in London -

Did I mention I love 26 projects?  And that there's another one coming up in the new year, based in the Foundling Museum in London?  3 huzzahs for 2015 - already looking good!


At 4:07 AM, Blogger Mavis said...

Great poem, Joan. I love the unexpected twist at the end.

At 12:35 PM, Blogger Maureen said...

Love the poem: amazing!


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