Polly

Writings and Witterings

Smooth Dome Travelling Hat

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A hat that’s been to
Australia, Greece, Turkey,
Egypt, everywhere they
snorkelled and dived
and slept on deck
beneath starry skies;
it saved her hair from tangles.
A smooth dome for the mask
to fit snugly rather than tangle
hair
Taken for granted.

Now she has her own
smooth dome,
few, her journeys elsewhere.
A fashionista,
the hat covers and
cloaks the curiosity of folks,
yet flags the disease
for all to see.

Polly Stretton © 2012

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16 thoughts on “Smooth Dome Travelling Hat

  1. Interesting image there Polly. Very good sentiment.

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  2. cloaks and reveals at the same time – sadness nicely formulated

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  3. Great story telling, Polly. Poignant and delivered with a tidy rhythmic flow.

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  4. Polly–strong and sad. The uses of a cap to control and then conceal. Well done.

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  5. Sad how the hat becomes something she feels marks her out, rather than an emblem of freedom.
    Nice poem. I like the way it doesn’t over-tell, rather just gives hints.

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  6. There’s hat and there’s haircuts…

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  7. makes me want to run loving hands over her smooth dome hat

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  8. so tough…brought tears to my eyes polly..she, who loved to travel and be in control of things now “controlled” and restricted by a sickness… we can take nothing for granted..that much is sure

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