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Monday Poetry Prompt: Laundry


This week let’s write a laundry poem. Is it just a chore or is there a beauty in laundry, perhaps even an art? Post your answer below.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


6 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Laundry

  1. Laundry is a never-ending chore
    But don’t eat the detergent
    or you will be no more.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by JeanMarie | January 23, 2018, 7:46 PM
  2. I wrote a poem once that was inspired by doing my laundry while reading Edgar Alan Poe’s “The Maelstrom.” Sorry it’s not a new one, but I’m not surprised if the laundry would inspire other poems.

    Life is Clean

    Ah, yes, what is life? Just part
    of that great cycle we call
    Whirlpool. Twenty minutes. Lathered up,
    agitated, spun, squeezed damp
    against the wall by forces we
    cannot control, then tossed
    into another hopper,
    Hot/Cold, Warm/Cold,
    Cold/Cold, Warm/Warm.
    Choices we must make.
    Normal Cycle? What is
    Art? Perma Pressed
    to stop time? Do we then
    come back to be used,
    soiled again, tossed once more
    into the Maelstrom without
    even a boat?
    The endless cycle.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Cal Nordt | January 22, 2018, 7:27 PM

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