Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Color of Things

orange coat

I have been writing more poetry lately. Apologies to my non-poetry friends :)

On a Tuesday Leaving

You think you know
the color of things— a maple
in the back yard is gray rivers
where gray squirrels go boating
towards a blue bay...

then the world turns,

you want to run into the house,
pull somebody off the couch,
drag him (her) to see that the maple
isn't gray at all, and red squirrels
are racing to tips of bright arteries,
bleeding towards the end of day.

Girl in the Orange Coat photo, by L.L. Barkat.



OpenID togetherforgood said...

This makes me happy. Love.

7:03 PM  
Blogger deb said...

oh, wonder.
you and your poetry.

7:22 PM  
Blogger n. davis rosback said...

who doesn't
the world

8:57 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Your poetry makes my heart sing.

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Sandra Heska King said...

Your poetry makes my world turn in technicolor.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Mama K said...

Nice. It makes me happy too.

12:12 AM  
Blogger paper roads said...

never apologise for poetry! :-)

12:35 AM  
Blogger Louise said...

Love this poem - love how the world can turn and stun us with its change. Love the colours. Love their beauty or perhaps their threat. Love how you want to drag someone else into the sudden wonder of it. Love the whole concept of a world turning.

4:41 AM  
Blogger S. Etole said...

amazing how the world comes alive when we see ...

4:31 PM  
Blogger jen revved said...

love the arteries-- the maples here breathtaking-- (Colorado)-- xxj

6:07 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Makes me smile. I would come and look at the maple with you! And that coat! Marvelous photo. The orange seems to be reflected on the road in front of her.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

I love this one, L.L. Thank you for the picture of beauty here in the darkness of day's end.

10:47 PM  
Blogger David Rupert said...

I've been thinking about color lately. What if we were in just a black and white world? And why shouldnt we have one? It's almost as if God is showing off -- giving us color to tell us of His wonder and to help us appreciate Him even more...

10:41 AM  
Blogger Jeanne Damoff said...

LOVE the photo and the imagery in your poem. You captured simple joy in both. Delightful.

11:49 AM  
OpenID cindyhan111 said...

LL, you have a 'corner' on poetry no one else can compare. Practically a trademark. I could read yours without your name attached and know it's yours. Never apologize for writing poetry!!! WRITE MORE.

3:45 PM  
Blogger ELK said...

i just love this so much ...

2:13 PM  
Blogger Misha Leigh. said...

Oh my word. This is gorgeous!

2:51 PM  
Blogger Graceful said...

This is beautiful -- words and picture.

5:06 PM  

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