Thursday, September 21, 2017

What is the c?lor



of the sky 
when the heart is feverish moon
grasping for air, refusing to fade in fire-
storm?



of his eyes
when thoughts are noosed in bullets
and every step is unanswered
question?



of the rain
when flood gates open, unmarking
borders, valleys & keys, leveling roofs to
pebbles?



of the sunrise
on the farthest side of galaxy
is it apricot or apple, behind cloudy mist?
or is it a mirror of emptiness, abandoned by dying 
stars? 

 
of my pen
when I forget syllables & taste of
pecan tarts & smell of wild red plum  
wine?
 



Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - OpenLink Night, Hosted by Gayle Walters Rose.   A late response to Bjorn's Poetic Prompt of writing a poem filled with questions.  Thanks for the visit.

37 comments:

  1. As in what we see or not, color could be a lot.

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  2. What a wonderful palette of questions... really love what you did it, and the theme of colors works so well... I cannot really pick a favorite, but the colors of fruits at the end of the galaxy touched me.

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  3. Lovely questions..especially like the last one...

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  4. Hi Grace, I was wondering what you'd be writing tonight - as, unlike me you can be so versatile. This has a lovely, fresh pace to it in your usual vivid style. Enjoyed it very much...

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  5. In the first place I like the flow of this poem without the prepositions. I kept wanting to read them anyway and at second read happily let them go. Great structure.

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  6. The texture of colors that you've blended so well within your poetic content is remarkable breath-taking and wonderfully expressed. :)

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  7. Lovely, Grace. My favorite is the question about the sunrise on the other side of the galaxy...love that!

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  8. A beautiful write Grace, I love the last stanza especially and am curious what the colour of the pen will be xxx

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  9. This is absolutely gorgeous! Especially love; "of the sunrise on the farthest side of galaxy is it apricot or apple, behind cloudy mist? or is it a mirror of emptiness, abandoned by dying stars?"

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  10. beautiful with answers hidden in the questions :)

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  11. I was touched by each question--and each seemed to hold its own answers

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  12. Love the ending. Put all these things to the taste of "pecan tarts & smell of wild red plum wine"

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  13. Grace. I had to pause at the rain, so much rain this week, leveling roofs to pebbles. My heart grieves for the loss and destruction.

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  14. "What is the color of the sunrise on the other side of the galaxy"? That's a question to ponder on. I like that question. Have to find out some day

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  15. Question everything? I? Wonder at tarts? Them in pecan colored skirts do they taste plum wine with red lips? There must be a beauty in the grinding, no? It is well met in the imagery you emit Grace.

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  16. I love the blending of colours and questions, Grace, where no colours are mentioned and the reader can allow the imagination to run riot. I also like the way each stanza runs on from the title, giving it a form the reader can engage with - they can be read in any order. The stanza that caught my attention was
    '... of my pen
    when I forget syllables & taste of
    pecan tarts & smell of wild red plum
    wine?'
    It grabs all the senses :)

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  17. Gorgeous poem....loved the questions... especially the last stanza...

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  18. Jesu! This is beautiful, Grace. One that I will have to read over and over...just because it is so full of beauty and wonderment. Jane

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  19. Once I figured out the c?lor part I was away. Love how it takes you through a wonderous stanza then sends you back up to come down again to view another and ponder your own answers.

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  20. Lovely, intriguing, questions with unattainable answers, complex yet flowing like a poetic comet from the personal to the cosmic & back, Yes, your last stanza was killer--your poems are tightrope walkers between the sensual & metaphysical; big smile.

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  21. "storm?
    of his eyes
    when thoughts are noosed in bullets"
    "is it apricot or apple"
    "of my pen
    when I forget syllables & taste of
    pecan tarts & smell of wild red plum"

    Radiant.

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  22. Your words always hit me like decadent confections... lovely.

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  23. Some wonderful word crafting in this. A lovely piece to linger over and drift in, for a bit.

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  24. This is marvelous word imagery, and such a pleasant read!

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  25. This one really caught my imagination. Enjoyed it. And the question mark in the title.

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  26. Thank you for letting our own imaginations think of the answers to these very well thought out and crafted questions. Beautifully done.

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  27. Colors of all things simple but many insensitive non-poets may miss them. Good questions Grace!

    https://imagery77.blogspot.my/2017/09/do-not-answer-question.html

    Hank

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  28. Beautiful questions! I especially love the line "when the heart is feverish moon"

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  29. It's how we see it. Life is beautiful.

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  30. I don't know what that color would be, but when the heart ceases to be feverish the sky likely becomes blue again.

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  31. A set of questions that make you wonder.. esp the color of sunrise at the other end of the universe! Also, what's the color of the forgetful poets pen?

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  32. And every poet each sees a different set of colours, yet every set is equally beautiful.

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  33. when thoughts are noosed in bullets... That's such a powerful image.

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