Tuesday, October 01, 2013

if I were

If I were a month I’d be October.

If I were a day I'd be Sunday.

If I were a time of day I'd be dawn.

If I were an animal I'd be a marten.

If I were a direction I'd be northwest.

If I were a piece of furniture I'd be a morris chair.

If I were a liquid I'd be the water in a stream.

If I were a gemstone I'd be an agate.

If I were a tree I'd be a birch.

If I were a tool I'd be a chisel.

If I were a flower I'd be a ditch lily.

If I were an element of nature I'd be the wind.

If I were a musical instrument I'd be a 12-string guitar.

If I were a color I'd be moss green.

If I were an emotion I'd be compassion.

If I were a fruit I'd be a pear.

If I were a sound I'd be the breeze through the poplars.

If I were an element I'd be copper.

If I were a car I'd be an old truck.

If I were a food I'd be Chicago deep dish.

If I were a place I'd be the mossy spot beneath an ancient oak.

If I were a material I'd be felt.

If I were a taste I'd be savory.

If I were a scent I'd be new leather.

If I were a body part I'd be eyes.

If I were a song I'd be 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' by U2

If I were a bird I'd be a sparrow.

If I were a gift I'd be a surprise.

If I were a city I'd be Chicago.

If I were a door I'd be a screen door.

If I were a pair of shoes I'd be worn in.

If I were a poem I'd be 'Wild Geese' by Mary Oliver.


Inspired by Julie's post today.  If I were, as I feel today.  
If you join in too, let me know in the comments, I'd love to read yours.


marie said...

I love this idea...I think I may give it a try too.

Amanda Pedro said...

thanks for the inspiration and insight into you..

julochka said...

these lists are strangely insightful. i think because we fill them out in some strangely intuitive way. i almost said birch as well, they're so russian for me, but today, maple came out. i was probably thinking of syrup.s

thank you for playing along, this was exactly what i needed today.

Anonymous said...

this was fun and I learned of a new poet with a great poem.

Wear Your Wild said...

I've been on a blog vacation. This might be a nice one to come back with. :)

Sandies' Patch said...

Is that a pun, "If I were material, I would be felt".? LOL!

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Ha! I chuckled at that too, Sandie. :)

celkalee said...

So much fun, Julie started something. I posted my list at http://sewtopia.blogspot.com/Thanks for sharing.

Also appreciated the 'felt' if I were:)

The Knitty Gritty Homestead said...

I linked to you after reading Amanda's post on By Hook and Thread...thanks for sharing! This is so fun!


marie said...

I gave it a try! The answers just popped into my head...it was fun!!

Margie Oomen said...

loved reading this, made me laugh out loud and smile .xo

Anonymous said...

I love YOUR list too much to make one of m own.

Jenny said...

beautiful post, I just had to do it too! Mine's at: http://parvus-unus.blogspot.com/2013/10/if-i-were.html

m. bloom said...

I gave it a try and have linked back to you...




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