My Giant Straw – A Poem
The Saturday poetry prompt over at dVerse Poets Pub is to write about pop culture, to create a poetry version of pop art. I immediately thought of a pop art sculpture my son made two summers ago. The bendy straw and plastic cup are definitely part of our pop culture, the staple of fast food restaurants. So I wrote a poem about his sculpture and included a picture.
My Giant Straw
A giant straw
of paper-wrapped straws
adorns my living room
the paper-wrapped straws
crying out to be used
But a giant straw
can’t stand alone
A giant cup
of plastic cups
adorns my living room
a giant straw
has no purpose
Do you think
Giant Burger might
want to buy it?
That is really creative pop art. Writing about it is spot on.
Or how big is Spot?
Thanks! It was fun to write. As for Spot, or Roman as we call him, he’s about 22 pounds. Peace, Linda
I enjoyed the poem and the pop art so much! What fun! God bless you as you keep writing and sharing and inspiring!
Deb, It was fun to write something a little lighter. 🙂 Peace, Linda
Size does change everything
Great for thirst quenching, I imagine 🙂
Thanks for sharing!
That’s just too funny, great work all of you!
I enjoyed the art piece from your son. Very nice interpretation of the prompt.. both picture and words.
Have a happy day to you and to your family ~
impressed by your take on a straw, we use it everyday.
beautiful piece of poetry/art.
so cool… and you really have them in your living room…that’s awesome..made me smile linda..also love how the dog looks..
Well technically they aren’t in my living room any more (which my son pointed out when I read him the poem), but they were for about a year and a half. 😉 Now they are in the spare bedroom. But the dog has the run of the house. Peace, Linda
This really made me smile!
🙂 Glad you liked it. Peace, Linda
I love the idea that a straw is nothing without a cup. very profound.
Some of the most profound ideas I’ve ever heard have come from my son. 😉 Peace, Linda
Very cool piece of art from your son! I love it, and your piece makes it all the more fun 🙂
Lori, Thanks – there’s a lot of cool art around my house thanks to him, and suspect there will be more in the future. He’s working on a pencil and charcoal portrait of his dad in Art class right now. 🙂 Peace, Linda
of course there needs to be a large straw…which needs a large cup…and a large burger would just make the scene…ha…kinda like if you give a mouse a cookie…smiles.
Brian, My son did contemplate make a giant hamburger box, but getting enough hamburger boxes to make it with was not as easy as the cups and straws. Maybe someday. (Love if you give a mouse a cookie!) Peace, Linda
IDK, but you put me in the mood for a giant burger. Luved the repeition, the tone, the image, the use of the art. Excellent job. Very entertaining and enjoyable.
Thank you, glad you enjoyed it. Your hankering for a giant burger made me laugh! It helped to have a good subject, and the funny thing is my son (14 at the time) actually asked if I thought the Giant Burger near us would want to buy it. We haven’t asked. Peace, Linda
Wonderful poem to go with a great piece of pop art. Blessings to your son. Who knows, he might be the next Andy Warhol.
He just might be. You should see the blue-faced painting of Shigura Miyamoto that I have on my living room wall – Maybe I’ll post it some time. Peace, Linda
Loved the image and background you provided, whimsical piece! ~ Rose
Thanks. Whimsical is a good description of my son, too, though he would likely not agree. 😉 Peace, Linda
I’m smiling ear-to-ear, Linda. Very clever work of art–visually and verbally. And I love the dog! Peace to you, too. Thanks for joining.
Thanks. It’s kind of fun having such a visually creative son. There’s a lot of his artwork in the house. 🙂 The dog is pretty awesome to have around, too. Such a loveable little guy. Peace, Linda