[Picture of Edna St. Vincent Millay]
“Style is everything and nothing at the same time. Mostly, it is everything.” – Charles Wright, poet
Many of us at ModCloth lead double lives. By day, we are busy ModCloth bees, but by night, we are DJs, artists, writers and more! As some of you already know, I spend most of my second life writing and reading poems. Luckily, my passions for fashion and poetry don’t have to be mutually exclusive; here are ten amazing poems inspired by clothing and style!
“Couture” by Mark Doty
“Wedding Dress” by Michael Waters
“Exchanging Hats” by Elizabeth Bishop
“Derrick Poem (The Lost World)” by Terrance Hayes
“The Plaid Dress” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
“The Hard Core of Beauty” by William Carlos Williams
“Ode to Clothing” by Pablo Neruda
“You Were Wearing” by Kenneth Koch
“The Black Lace Fan My Mother Gave Me” by Eavan Boland
“Bringing My Son to the Police Station to Be Fingerprinted” by Shoshauna Shy
Any of these poems strike your fancy? Have a stylish poem of your own? I’d love to know – leave me a comment!