Hat Eras

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics:  Leave Your Hat One
(posted by Mish)

"Pay homage to the hat in a poem."

Men have stopped
wearing hats
for business
or pleasure, except
of course, for
the Mad Hatter.

Don't you adore
those sophisticated
hats worn by women
in 1940's films?  
Only certain women 
can  carry a cloche,
balance a beret, or
fill a full-furred
Russian hat.

Dad loved fedoras
for dress, and a 
variety of caps 
for less formal
occasions.  He persuaded
me to wear them, starting
with a child's straw
Easter bonnet.  
Bring back the hat!


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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5 Responses to Hat Eras

  1. Sadje says:

    Those days people liked too dress formally.


  2. Eugenia says:

    I love hats! I still wear casual hats, especially during the cooler months.


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