Saturday April 11th, 2015

The exercise:

Write a four line poem about: the blanket.

A couple of things were made official today. One: Vancouver hosts Calgary this Wednesday for the opening game of their first round series. Two: Ottawa, with an incredible run down the stretch, have also made the playoffs.

That makes 5 out of 7 Canadian teams getting to play some extra hockey this year. I don't know if that's a record, but it's definitely the most that I can remember.

So of course Winnipeg is the only one playing an American team in the opening round. Oh well, I guess that means at least two Canadian teams will make it to the second round.


Worn and faded,
Holes here and there;
Still it somehow
Smells like her hair...


Greg said...

Wow, that's good going! Let's hope it's an all-Canadian final :)
I also see from the comments that you spotted Marco Quan; I was rather pleased when I realised I could use it!
That's a sweet little poem, exactly the right length for the reminiscence it talks about.

The blanket
I remember them asking
The man in the masking-tape mask
If the blanket he wore
Belonged on the floor, or was trash.

Marc said...

Greg - me too!

Yes, well... it was very clever. I will give you that :P

Having trouble getting the image of a man wearing a masking tape mask out of my head. So... thanks for that.

Nikhil Nair said...

I guess I'm a little too late for this one....

The blanket:
Provider of warmth, from stern to prow
It gives great comfort, but now
Lies on the bed in a messy heap
For there are hours to go before I sleep.

Marc said...

Nikhil - never too late to respond to a prompt :)

I feel like if I'd read this poem this morning, I'd probably have ended up back in bed. You make it sound so appealing!