The Craftsman’s Hinge

The iron hinge
is shaped
like a butterfly wing.

It holds the door
in place
and does not
squeak.

(Written for dVerse Meeting the Bar. Imagism: “Direct treatment of the “thing” whether subjective or objective; …use absolutely no word that does not contribute to the presentation….” January 28, 2016.)

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17 Responses to The Craftsman’s Hinge

  1. Bodhirose says:

    This is perfect…and no squeaking!

  2. I love this–this is a verbal macro-photograph, which is, I think, one way of looking at imagist poetry.

  3. I think this works too. Clever.

  4. Mary says:

    There is so much unsaid in this poem….it leaves the reader wondering, which is a very good thing.

  5. whimsygizmo says:

    FANTASTIC take!
    I can hear it not squeaking. You have captured a seemingly meaningless object/moment in time, and brought so much meaning to it. THAT, in my humble opinion, is what imagist poetry should be.

  6. I see it well treated, a loved thing, the not squeaking says so much more I think,

  7. Kathy Reed says:

    It’s like a riddle solved in a few lines….perfectly done 😉

  8. kim881 says:

    Simple and effective – absolutely no movement and no squeaking!

  9. lillian says:

    oh my…..the “thing” described so well. I see it! I’ve seen it many times, but have not seen it.
    Well done!

  10. Sumana Roy says:

    so much in so few words…perfect…

  11. You have described the object in such a pure way. At the same time, it made me wonder if there is more beneath the surface of these words. I don’t have to know if there is or what it is….it’s just the fact that it makes that impression. Cool! 🙂

  12. Such a wonderful thing a hinge, you help us appreciate the extraordinary in the ordinary

  13. ShirleyB says:

    You’re not unhinged, not at all. A beautifully succinct parcel of imagery.

  14. lynn__ says:

    Your poem is delicate and strong…like the door hinge. Excellent!

  15. Iron of past
    so secure and
    true.. butterfly wings
    say false.. all is change
    and potential
    new..:)

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