Work in Progress: Natural History

14 Nov

I’ve been tinkering with this poem for a while now. I first wrote it when I was still living in New York City, after seeing the famous life-sized dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History, which is an excellent place to while away several hours moving from diorama to diorama, enraptured by the amount of detail and work that must have gone into making them.

But anyways, back to the poem. I discovered that I had started a draft of this post back in the day, with this iteration of the poem:

Natural History

*poof*
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3 Responses to “Work in Progress: Natural History”

  1. lly1205 November 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    Aside from the audience, you could also talk about the setting. This makes me think of a natural history museum where the stuffed animals are frozen mid-motion behind glass

    • jhointhecity November 16, 2012 at 5:39 am #

      Thanks for commenting. This poem is based on the stuffed animals I saw at the Natural History Museum and the scenarios they have them acting out.

      • lly1205 November 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

        Nice work!

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