Arc Welding

For today’s prompt, write an action poem. So many actions are available to the poet: singing, running, clapping, working, and–umm–poeming. Yes, there’s a world of possibility today–all ready to act.


Photo courtesy Tara Lynne Groth.


Arc Welding

Unlike kissing
sparks should not fly
while welding.
There is an electricity
involved in convincing
two metals to join
but all the action
happens out of sight
as the molecules,
freed from their solid
families dance into liquid
and are married.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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3 Responses to Arc Welding

  1. Allie says:

    A+ well done. I hope Michael’s proud of what he inspired. ;-) Who knew welding could be so romantic.


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