This is not a ceiling.

It’s a shadowstage holding up the outside-sky,
a trampoline bouncing laughter 
light, conversation 

It’s a blank sheet waiting for my words, 
a sunshine-slatted hope. 

This smallbox universe 
of our own bright building, 
where I 
am both fan 
and sometimes-star. 

Mish has us writing object poems over at dVerse Poetics today. Come play!

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23 Responses to This is not a ceiling.

  1. Dora says:

    Your weaving of metaphors to create the stage of your own enterprise and world is so cleverly and beautifully done!

  2. This is easy to imagine, our thoughts taking us anywhere as we lie back and gaze upward.

  3. msjadeli says:

    It’s about time the home ceiling got its acknowledgement and praise.

  4. poetrybydebi says:

    “where I
    am both fan
    and sometimes-star.” I love it

  5. Beverly Crawford says:

    The ceiling of home, where we’re sheltered in comfort and love., Bravo

  6. Alex says:

    “a sunshine-slatted hope.

    This smallbox universe
    of our own bright building”

    Love, love, love.

  7. Helen Dehner says:

    Oh how I love this!! YOU are the Star ….

  8. Carol Congalton says:

    Enjoyed this so very much! I could easily relate as I have a ceiling fan too and see the shadowstage!

  9. robtkistner says:

    This was wonderful De — excellent perspectives!

  10. M Jay Dixit says:

    great lines, “sunshine-slatted hope” is beautiful!

  11. rothpoetry says:

    A great poem… love the twist of word usage at the end from fan to fan!

  12. Xan says:

    both fan and star, lovely double image

  13. Reena Saxena says:

    Yes, I see surfaces as blank sheets waiting for my pen or paints.

  14. You are so good at word-play. Glances at ceiling.

  15. kim881 says:

    I love the play of light and shadow in this poem, De, especially the ‘shadowstage holding up the outside-sky’!

  16. memadtwo says:

    A shadowstage!–perfect. (K)

  17. Misky says:

    Such a fun and happy poem, De. Perfection!

  18. Mish says:

    Love it all….the play on words with “fan” and then “shadowstage” is so out of the box and brilliant (like you)

  19. I think being the star is what we all want… the way you find this by glancing up at the ceiling is amazing.

  20. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Love this! Especially these lines, “This smallbox universe
    of our own bright building,” Yummy words.

  21. Oh yes, like this very much. 🙂

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