Day 25 – And now for our daily prompt (optional, as always). In 1958, the philosopher/critic Gaston Bachelard wrote a book called The Poetics of Space, about the emotional relationship that people have with particular kinds of spaces – the insides of sea shells, drawers, nooks, and all the various parts of houses. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that explores a small, defined space – it could be your childhood bedroom, or the box where you keep old photos. It could be the inside of a coin purse or the recesses of an umbrella stand. Any space will do – so long as it is small, definite, and meaningful to you.
That little space as I recall,
The secret cabinet in the closet,
Which is near to my heart,
Holds special memories of past.
The Secret cabinet contained many stuff,
Like, Favourite nursery rhyme to mermaid story book,
Favourite bookmarks, to handmade greeting cards included,
A sketch which was a birthday gift from a friend.
Those beautiful romantic valentine greeting cards,
Gifted by myself as I never had a boyfriend,
A love letter for imaginary life partner,
Written by a friend and me in 10th std…
A recipe of spinach bread rolls,
On my parents anniversary I had cooked,
Those soft stuff dolls, puppet & many stuff,
Were hidden in my secret cabinet.
(c) by Preethi.B