A square in its metal silence, silently boasting its greatness; a subtle reminder that silence makes us appear smarter when we remain mute. Its beauty is in its being, a silent humming as my palm wraps around it cold exterior releasing a vibration that someone, somewhere wishes to no longer be silent.
A smartphone beyond smart, a phony replacement for a heart calling us silently in its ability to propagate unconditional love, silent bleating. Smarter than that doctor silently holding while waiting to be beamed an x-ray already fading to grey.
iPhone to a world beyond where droids roam, thinking, no silence means nothing. Gadgets run beliefs. Run. Run.
dVerse is offering up a challenge today to create a poem based on another poet’s work. I had a bit of fun fashioning this ditty after Gertrude Stein’s, Tender Buttons, which can be found in its entirety for free at Project Gutenberg. Tender Buttons was monumental for Stein as an artist, focusing more on how a poem read, i.e. how it sounded. If you read the portion called Objects, you’ll find that she used repetition and word play to formulate lyrically clever pieces.