Tones and Textures


Soft potato chips don’t cut it
Though the taste doesn’t change
It’s all in the crunch

Marshmallows need to be burnt around the edges
A thin, burning icicle melting into a warm pillow
Texture matters

Words can gel and harden as stone
And none can hew
Some silence is thick and heavy
As one sloshes through

Birds play and soar in shapeless clouds
Mixed with sunlight
Texturing the sky

As I walk
What textures do I add
To those I walk by?

dVerse prompt today is texture. Any form of poem.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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16 Responses to Tones and Textures

  1. rothpoetry says:

    Marshmallows and chips make a great contrast in feeling and texture. I love them both!

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  2. Truedessa says:

    My favorite part was about the birds and sunlight texturing the sky. It made me smile 🙂

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  3. Thank you for reminding me about the texture of food – so important! – and I loved your more emotional textures. So many images, pulled together by your ending. Great writing.

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  4. Rob Kistner says:

    Hi Mary, what a kaleidoscope of wonderful textures. Excellent write…:-)

    …rob from Image & Verse

    aTouch Me here

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  5. V.J. Knutson says:

    Oh very good! Love how you have woven textures into this.

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  6. The texture of words… love it, with that contrast with food (though I actually don’t like roasted marshmallows… never had it as a kid)


  7. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice ending. I hadn’t thought before that we add textures of our own to others.


  8. Intelligences As Standard
    Intelligences of Oldest
    And Newest too..
    oF Feelings
    And Senses
    Yes Intelligences
    that And Who Touches..:)


  9. Grace says:

    I hope for a good and warm textures, smiles. Specially love this part:

    Birds play and soar in shapeless clouds
    Mixed with sunlight
    Texturing the sky


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