Monday, February 20, 2012

The Poem "Assembly Required" by Michael Keshigian

Assembly Required by Michael Keshigian

In bits and pieces
they fall from heaven,
disassembled snowmen,
one flake after the other,
strewn about the countryside,
discovered by those young at heart,
and with a dash
of imaginative insight,
they roll a gleeful creature
in their own image.
No directions needed.

Assembly Required was recently published by Bolts of Silk and is reprinted here by permission from the author, Michael Keshigian.

For more information on Michael Keshigian, for information on his books or to read more poems by him,  check out his site: http://www.michaelkeshigian.com/

Keshigian's latest chapbook, Wildflowers was published by Flutter Press  and released in November 2011. Wildflowers is available for purchase at the Flutter Press site.


The Prude said...

This is absolutely delightful. Thank you Lori, for introducing us to Michael!

Lori Lipsky said...


So glad you liked the poem.

I read lots of recently-published poetry, and I thought "Assembly Required" was a bit of genius.

Cheryl said...

How unique and clever!
I love it.
Thanks Lori for sharing,it will give me something else to think about when it snows again besides shoveling.

Lori Lipsky said...


I'm happy you like Michael Keshigian's poem.

You've given me a good idea. Next time I need to clear the driveway and sidewalks, I'll try to remember his poem and smile.

Suef said...

Lovely poem! Thanks Lori.

Joanie said...

Beautiful poem!

Robin J. Steinweg said...

disassembled snowmen...
Does that mean raindrops are pre-assembled lakes or ponds? Or even oceans (when it rains hard)?

What fun paths this poem takes my brain wandering. Thanks, Lori!