Highrise-welcomer (NPM ’16-Day 21)

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Highrise-welcomer

I’m an airplane-envelope
rainbow-holder, bird-chamber
wind-route, cloud-churn
lightning-conductor.

Show off turbine’s locus
and weather vane’s point,
I’m a bee-bowl, rain-route
pollen-suspender.

Full of atmospheric dregs
hold your breathable brew,
I rhyme with “my”
on a sunny day I’m blue…

What am I?

© 2016 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)

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This poem came out of a prompt to write a “kenning” poem. Kennings are riddle-like metaphors used in the Norse sagas (according to NaPoWriMo). In a kenning poem you  refer to something in an off-kilter metaphoric rather than by its name. I’vPoetry Friday Logoe made this a riddle poem. Do you know what I’m referring to?

This poem is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Chef Jama  at the very tasty Jama’s Alphabet Soup.

9 thoughts on “Highrise-welcomer (NPM ’16-Day 21)

  1. Oh, funny. I was thinking that the highrise was all of these things. Then I got to ‘on a sunny day I’m blue…’ and thought, ‘Whaaa?’ But read it again, and of course it’s the sky. The rhythm, imagery and word combinations in this are fabulous!

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