April 5, Something Before Your Time

Oh, this was a fun prompt!! It hit on one of my hobbies, in my mind at least, so it seemed obvious which direction to go. Once I wrote mine, and went to see what everyone else had written, it was interesting to see how differently the prompt struck everyone else. But this is one of the cool, fun things about the prompt for the day; everyone has a different perspective, a different idea, a different take on the exact same prompt. Love it.

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Anachronist

An anachronism
is something
out of place
in time.

An anachronist
is too.

Maybe that is why
I’m driven
to make
hand-beaded 15th Century
German gowns

or
Cotehardies with
buttons up the back that
would have been worn
in the 12th Century

or
horned-headresses complete
with embroidered veil
that could have
graced
any 14th Century
Burgundian
lady’s
head

or
the corset that
renders the 16th Century
Elizabethan gown
perfectly flat in the front,
just as it would have been
done in the
day.

Oh, these fads
and fashions
were from well
before my time,
but that does not keep me
from utter fascination
with (and,
admittedly,
a little longing for)
the complex
methods of
adornment
of people
of
old.

Horned Headresses on Burgundian Ladies

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