lulu.mae

United Kingdom

A prolific writer of substandard and unfinished things.

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All and any feedback, please! I don't often write poetry, but I'd love to improve :)

Blue Polka Dot Dress

January 28, 2021

PROMPT: Memory Object

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My mother's old blue dress
Skinny straps, holding you up as you
Spin. The dress was made for spinning.
For sending white sparks into the universe
As they fly off the flimsy fabric folds. 
My mother wore it, before me
In a life I'll never live, but will know.
The dress is mine now, but sometimes
It's a little too big - made for a body
That is not mine. But the looseness is comfortable 
it gives me room
To breathe in the scent of dizziness that the dress felt once before.
I don't often wear it, but when I do, I always
Spin, just a little, to satiate the polka dots.  
 
I do actually have this blue polka dot dress hanging in my cupboard - I can see it right now! One day, I'll wear it to a polka dot party. 

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36 Comments
  • books4life

    this is simply wonderful! :)


    2 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    oh this is beautifully delicate :) i love it!!


    2 months ago
  • Cher_Herondale

    Amazing writing


    3 months ago
  • BlueWolf (Semi Hiatus)

    Congrats!!!! This is a wonderful piece!


    3 months ago
  • Maya'sTired

    I love hand me downs; they have such a life to them. You capture that here really well. Lovely piece


    3 months ago
  • Starlitskies

    Congratulations! This is so beautiful. The ending is heartfelt and each and every word has a delicate poignancy. And a polka dot party sounds so dainty! <3


    3 months ago
  • JonesyL123

    Congratulations, this is such a fantastic piece! It sounds like something you'd find in a poetry book, great work :)


    3 months ago
  • KaitlynnMiller

    Congrats! This is a very amazing piece!


    3 months ago
  • Alias 3

    Congratulations! This is a wonderful piece.


    3 months ago
  • astrea

    congrats on wednesday words, this is an awesome piece!


    3 months ago
  • Crazy

    Congrats, lovely piece:)


    3 months ago
  • Zirong

    Congrats!!! This is such a lovely poem that I can’t helping reading it over and over again :)


    3 months ago
  • Charles Oleander

    Congratulations on earning Wednesday Words! When I saw it I simply had to review it to talk about how wonderful this piece is in more detail! Your tone reminded me of happy memories and the intricacy you gave such a simple object was lovely to see rendered in the way you did! The praise you've earned is more than deserved and I wish you the best and far beyond in your future efforts!


    3 months ago
  • Blue Jay

    Congrats on Wednesday words!


    3 months ago
  • aalawrites

    Well done! I love it! <3


    3 months ago
  • rwong

    congrats on wednesday words!!


    3 months ago
  • Writing4Life

    This is beautiful! Congrats on Wednesday Words :)


    3 months ago
  • happygiggles

    Congratulations on Wednesday words!


    3 months ago
  • journal.scribbles

    Wow, this poem is amazing. It seriously seems like something I'd read on the internet by a published poet with a master's. So meaningful and beautiful. Incredible job!!


    3 months ago
  • kathryn siena

    this is so descriptive! Congrats on Wednesday Words!


    3 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    ahhh this is so pretty and sweet, i love it so much!
    congratulations on wednesday words,you deserve it!:)<3


    3 months ago
  • ✧♬TwinklingLights♬✧

    congraaaaaaaaats!!!
    this is so sensory and descriptive!


    3 months ago
  • Avril

    Wow this is beautiful. I love the line, "In a life I will never live, but will know." And the alliteration of "flimsy fabric folds" is so catchy! Love it and congrats!


    3 months ago
  • BirdofPrey

    wow this is amazing!! congrats!!!


    3 months ago
  • Ree Sethu

    Congrats! Such a gorgeous piece!


    3 months ago
  • Just_A_Memory

    Congrats of Wednesday Words! This is beautifully written, and I can imagine this dress! The magic of it! <3 <3


    3 months ago
  • Rose A(hiatus)

    I really love this! Congrats on Wednesday Words! :)


    3 months ago
  • sci-Fi

    Congrats on Wednesday Words!!!!!


    3 months ago
  • birthdaycandles

    Lovely <3


    3 months ago
  • ???

    wow. WOW. WOWOWOWOWOW. This is so simple yet soo beautiful! AMAZING OMG! Congrats on Wednesday Words!!!


    3 months ago
  • Parisienne

    This is so beautiful!!! I love how you connected a memory with a hope and the spinning idea is just stunning. Congrats on Wednesday Words!!! :D


    3 months ago
  • psithurism

    I have a blue polka dot dress that used to be my mother's too! Mine also has skinny straps, white dots, and is a little too big for me! What a coincidence lol.


    3 months ago
  • serein

    Congratulations!
    This is so beautiful! I loved the last line!


    3 months ago
  • HeyThereRose

    congrats!


    3 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Oh my gosh I'm in love with this. The tone is so innocent and lovely. *happy sigh* Also thanks to happygiggles, now I'm gonna associate this poem with that commercial XD.


    3 months ago
  • happygiggles

    This made me smile so much! I love it! the title is what drew me in! Also, random and off topic, but your footnotes reminded me of that one add for the app "honey" where a girl came dressed in polka dots and everyone looked at her strange because apparently polka squares were the "latest" thing LOL


    3 months ago