Vest In Search of a Poem   Leave a comment

WANTED:  Poem involving the metal or color of silver.  Should be between 14 to 50 lines in length, any style okay.  Treacly “greeting-card” verses need not apply.  Song lyrics should include an MP3 or video, so that author may see if she approves of the song.  Apply to jemsternhall@ ….

Why am I resorting to the want ads to find a poem? Don’t we have a librarian on staff to help me, as well as any reference librarians at my local library? Well, I tried them, as well as searching on my own. And none of us — not even Harper, who tends to turn simple requests into Major Projects, could find a one. Or, well … not an example I liked, anyway …. There were plenty of pieces with “silver” in their titles, or involving silver imagery of some kind, but not the kind of imagery that resonated with me.

So, I guess (unless some poem answers the ad) that I’ll just have to write this without any literary assistance. (“No, no!  Not that!!!“) But why do I need something about silver? Because I chose this quilted silver vest at FaMESHed when I stopped in on opening day. (Aphorism calls it a “body warmer,” for some unfathomable reason that does not detract from the niceness and quality.) There are other colors available; the basic shell is fixed in color. Beneath, the sweater, plaid shirt and buttons can change color with the included HUD. The top isn’t long enough to serve as a mini, so I paired it with a pair of applier pants from my closet. While I was buying at FaMESHed, I included a nice pair of stacked-heel ankle boots with socks, and a long scarf for a neck-warmer that I’m not wearing here. (It covers up the vest if I wear it, so here is a separate photo.)

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I’m wearing:

  • Head: Akeruka Monika 2.5 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Hands: Vista ProHands 2
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign (Passion)
  • Hair: Clawtooth Viola 2
  • Top: Aphorism Karen body warmer (Silver; available at current round of FaMESHed)
  • Pants: Lally latex applier pants (Omega)
  • Scarf: Ascend Izumi wrap scarf (available at current round of FaMESHed)
  • Shoes: Eudora3D Arid boots and socks (available at current round of FaMESHed)
  • Eyeshadow: Booty’s Beauty Rare Jewel (Omega, slot 2)
  • Lipstick: Zibska Innes (Omega, slot 6)

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What the heck; here’s a video with “silver” in it. There’s been several versions of this song over the years, but you don’t hear this one too often. It was recorded by Dusty Springfield, along with her brother Tom and Mike Hurst.

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