Friday, November 22, 2013

Red

Red Beach in Panjin, China

 (Home to more than 236 types of birds)

I stand sea-
swarmed under mauve rose sky- 
white wings folded

Under black crowns
I crane towards autumn canvas
wet of morning

rain, cupped majestic
by crimson sun shimmering salty
grass ripe as cherries

Night beckons
Plumed bright of rubies & garnets
My skin quivers

Everything pulses vibrant
bold
red
the only color I know:

You 

Posted for Imaginary Garden for Real Toads - Hannah's Challenge
and Flash Fiction Friday - 55 red lettered words for the G-man ~  It's actually grey & cold here ~  Happy weekend to all ~  

picture credit:  Kirsten Wong

32 comments:

  1. You have written this piece with the lightest touch, Grace. Such a gorgeous selection of words and interesting narrative viewpoint.

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  2. Yes, you DO like your Friday Red, I see :). Happy weekend, Grace ~

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  3. Oh, this is as beautiful as your picture. And just imagine, 236 types of birds!

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  4. beutifully described, as Kerry said... with the lightest touch..
    what is extraordinary about this picture in Panjin China is how it seems so distant
    and extricated from the pollution in other provinces especially in the urban areas

    gracias for this 'graceful' piece. Have a lovely weekend mi amiga

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  5. I so agree with Kerry - so light. But as vibrant and beautiful as that amazing beach. The colors warm me, Grace. This is gorgeous. We've had a little snow, but it's the dull skies that make me feel the chill. Wishing you a glorious weekend.

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  6. Yes, such grace. As a nature lover you honed in on just what was striking for me as well. I love the way your words trail down and focus in on "You." Beautiful.

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  7. WOWZERS! You ROCKED this prompt! Gorgeous images and zinger of a closing line. Sigh. I am replete.

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  8. so beautiful and gorgeous and what an ending.........

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  9. This whole post just POPPED!!!
    From the vibrant pic to your passionate text.
    Loved your Crimson 55
    Thanks for playing, thanks for your much appreciated support
    and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  10. gorgeous write - vibrantly coloured

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  11. That is such a beautiful write. A great flow and the words are true "gems". :-)
    -HA

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  12. I can feel this tripping and vibrating across my skin.

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  13. Oh, I like this. I like the pulsing of bold red, and the ending is exquisite!

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  14. So beautiful, especially love that third stanza.

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  15. that poem had a grace (very fitting) to it.. seductively musical with an ending that grabbed...

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  16. smiles...the only color you need to know...them....great close on this...i like the different hues of red you draw out in this as well grace...def like the nature touches as well...

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  17. That is a read all should embrace at their feed

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  18. You capture the mood of the picture very well.

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  19. So lush and lovely...red is now my favorite!

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  20. Such a beautiful piece that gives a voice to the image

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  21. Brilliant , the journey to 'you' so much colour and so vibrant.

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  22. Grace you write poetry of beauty and wonder as well as any I have ever read. I dislike comparisons myself so I will not dishonor you with any, only say this has a lovely tone to it.

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  23. Flaming red and of grand color hues. Beautifully written Grace and an equally grand ending.

    Hank

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  24. I love the way you've used the words, Grace, not obviously but subtly taking something like "crane" from the bird and using it as a verb. So very well done.
    K

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  25. Well written and interesting. Thank You.
    Peace
    Siggi

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  26. this was bold... and I think I'm hungry now... all good I hope -- you haven't posted for awhile

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  27. Wow! That picture is stunning and your words were beautiful. As always, thank you! Have a wonderful week!

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