Mary's Mixed Bag -- Fences
I was thinking about fences this week. I walk my dogs in a few different areas and took particular note of fences. I also wondered if the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. What do you think?
Robert Frost said, "Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up." Hmm, do you identify with that at all? Do some of you have fences around your property? Are they built to keep people or animals out or to keep people or animals in.
Then there is the Chinese proverb, which says "Everyone pushes a falling fence." I can see that. Sadly enough, I can!
Carl Sandburg said, "Love your neighbor as yourself, but don't take down the fence." I think that means something similar to Robert Frost's "Good fences make good neighbors," don't you?
Seal has said, " I don't think we can sit on the fence anymore. We have to make up our minds. And if one wants to choose the path of darkness, then so be it, but be conscious of what it is you're doing. "
Okay, let's get to the point here. I wonder if some of you have fences somewhere close to you. If so it could be interesting if you took a photo of the fence and shared it with us, whether or not it has a lot to do with the subject of your poem. My fences (I took all the photos) are pretty average fences from my walk. Yours can be too.
Use a 'fence' in your poem somehow. Who does it hold in or keep out? What is behind the fence? Is something being hidden? Who built it? Why? How do you feel about 'fence sitters'? Are you fence sitter yourself? Do you try to mend your fences? Are you successful? Has someone tried to fence you in? How do you feel about animals behind fences in a zoo?
I hope by now you have an idea on what to write Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Post your link with Mr. Linky below. Leave a comment too. And please visit poems of others who have linked. And, most of all, enjoy.