Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "The House Truck"

This poem came from the March 5, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by an image prompt from siliconshaman.  It has been sponsored by janetmiles


The House Truck


It looks like a Romani vardo
come up through the industrial age,
a big truck with a house on its back
all decked out in red and green and gold.

The little arched windows
have scrollwork underneath,
the highest part of the siding
is fanciful gingerbread,
and a balcony rests between
the two halves of the upper story.

The house truck goes where the road goes,
a quirk of New Zealand culture,
stopping and parking wherever there is
a parking lot and a view.

Let's face if, if you live in New Zealand,
who wouldn't  want to drive around looking at it?

* * *

Notes:

A Romani vardo is a type of large wagon designed as living space.  They can be quite ornate and beautiful.

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