Diapers and Dragons

Monday, May 17, 2010

If I Were...

I don't know where this meme began, but I love the poetry of it. I found it at Wanderlust, who is orange silk and rain. But of course.

If I were a month, I would be April, with budding shoots peeking through the melting crusts of snow.

If I were a day of the week, I would be Saturday, when errands must be run but the night brings play.

If I were a time of day, I would be the moment when all the craziness of the day is done and I can finally breathe.

If I were a planet, I would be Venus, whose thick mask conceals molten heat, who turns in opposition to her sister Earth.

If I were an animal, I would be a sleek jungle cat, resting in the shade of a tree one moment and racing in the hunt the next.

If I were a direction, I would be Around.

If I were a piece of furniture, I would be a smooth, lush suede armchair, perfect for a rainy day of reading and drinking hot chocolate.

If I were a liquid, I would be an Irish coffee.

If I were a gemstone, I would be an emerald, valued for its imperfections and rich with crystalline life.

If I were a tree, I would be a redbud, purple blossoms vivid against the darkness of their backdrop.

If I were a tool, I would be well-used and valuable.

If I were a flower, I would be a Bleeding Heart.

If I were a kind of weather, I would be a spring rainstorm.

If I were a musical instrument, I would be a flute played by master hands.

If I were a color, I would be the green of a mature tree brought to new life by spring rain.

If I were an emotion, I would be deeply felt.

If I were a fruit, I would be a dragonfruit.

If I were a sound, I would be unchecked laughter.

If I were an element, I would be Water in its many forms and faces.

If I were a car, I would be due for maintenance.

If I were a food, I would be dark chocolate and raspberries.

If I were a place, I would be a savannah springing to life after a long drought.

If I were a material, I would be raw silk and lace.

If I were a taste, I would be the sweet-tart burst with cinnamon edge of a grafted mango.

If I were a scent, I would be Moka Java.

If I were an object, I would be a well-thumbed book only half read.

If I were a body part, I would be the hollow between neck and collarbone.

If I were a pair of shoes, I would be slinky high heels with ankle straps.

If I were a facial expression, I would be newly discovered Joy.

What would you be?

7 bits of love:

Arby said...

If I were a rich man,I'd
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.

Monica said...

This was fantastic: I love what you did with it. Pure poetry! I wish you could give yourself one of your own awards. :)

Wanderlust said...

Oooh.. this is fantastic! I especially love your description of Venus. Sexy!

Ed Pilolla said...

my favs: being an emerald and being venus. lots of fun.

GingerB said...

If I were a body part I'd be the hollow between the neck tendons where a little girl's head attaches to her neck.

I kinda wish I knew what Mr. Lonely said before you took the comment off . . .

Teacher Mommy said...

GingerB, Mr. Lonely was a spammer. All he did was leave a link to some random blog and I wasn't about to click on it. So, DELETE. Sigh. I wish it were more exiting than that.

mom said...

I truly resonate with the taste of grafted mango and the savanna coming to life after long drought! And Moka Java. And a number of others. Very fun!

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