a hook to hang things on

I typed “a hook” into the Google search box and was surprised to see that the first auto-complete option was “a hook in writing”.

hook & chain silhouette against sky

At the moment, I have no idea of how to grab my readers’ attention half as effectively as this photo is likely to, nor do I have any ideas for a poem that might be hung alongside the image.

So I guess I’ll just have to leave you all in suspense…

Author: don't confuse the narrator

Exploring the boundary between writer and narrator through first person poetry, prose and opinion

2 thoughts on “a hook to hang things on”

  1. It does look like the tree is trying to pick up its fallen leaves via a complicated crane branch,

    There’s seldom a tree that believes,
    Foliage is taken by thieves,
    And if it should cheat,
    It roots by its feet,
    Hooks them back up, wears them and leaves.

    Not too happy with the second line, but it’s my offering.


    1. I’d better say “thanks for reading and commenting” before I say anything else, or other readers will be totally scared off by my negativity. Still, I think you should be less than happy with the last line – there’s no way it scans – and don’t get me started on your use of commas! Nor am I at all sure limericks count as poetry.

      There’s no reason why a poem should pay attention to reality, of course, but I think that the hook is actually there for stringing up a pig so it’s at a good angle for “unseaming”. That’s the poem I’d like to write. But then, that’s a poem I’ve wanted to write for years now.

      Once again: *thanks for reading and commenting* (!).


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