Monday, March 14, 2011

coloured perspective


I could be a millionaire if I had the money
but I dabble in purple, maybe green too,
with yellow stars thrown in

I can't see the nest, not the wasp
but I know I painted it somewhere
in the whites that you see

I hold the moss reverently
rub it in the background
knowing he will gleefully like it

he had never been accused of being intelligent
but he had been accused of much worse
of painting the rusted hinge into flower bed

"but who are we decide the norms, 
individuality will peep out of nothing, 
I and you would be left lurching"

39 comments:

Kim Nelson said...

Yes... you could be anything, especially dressed in those royal colors.

Kathe W. said...

lovely poem.

Ramesh Sood said...

Indeed so very true..thanks..you always make me think and wonder..I find myself speechless.. but then somehow words flow to comment..well done..

Nonna Beach said...

Very nice...I am not good at poetry but your sure are.Our own perspective about ourselves can be indeed mysterious !

Jingle said...

keep dreaming.
you rock.


A++

honeyhaiku said...

Just lovely. So vivid.

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Love the ending!

Trulyfool said...

Gautami,

As you might realize by now, I do like your approach to poetry.

There's a coyness to the humor -- or a tease to it.

Let me in on what I may be mistaking as one of your secrets. I think you've ended with quoted, italicized lines before.

Are you creating dialogue? Quoting 'a master'? Quoting yourself? Extending the playfulness by notably quoting yourself?

I like it!

Trulyfool

Tracy said...

How lovely to write a poem for centus

thingy said...

Beautiful poem, Gautami.

Elaine said...

This is so lovely Gautami. Perfect!

izzy said...

I just love the beginning ! & the wasp,
moss, -then I think I lose who you mean by " he"- the artist ? thanks !

Tumblewords: said...

The second stanza is wonderfully vivid and I love the final one. A vibrant and creative poem, to be sure!

Kat said...

Such a lovely poem, and such an original use of the prompt. Beautifully written.

fiveloaf said...

great last line.. here's my potluck.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/cheesecake/

Helen said...

This is a lovely Magpie!

Amanda Moore said...

your use of colors and emotions are combined beautifully!

Judy said...

Lovely images and colors here. Thanks for sharing this poem.

Deborah said...

I loved this, especially the first 3 lines ... just gorgeous, a delight to read!

lightverse said...

You have such an amazing way with words - to conjure up images and to set ideas free-floating in the breeze. What a brilliant read.

April said...

You have a special gift - beautiful poem and quote.

jabblog said...

Delightful, Gautami:-)

Jo said...

this was just gorgeous ... yes, gorgeous ...

Tess Kincaid said...

This piece made my hands itch to get into some moss and soil. Looking forward to spring and garden.

Jinksy said...

Beautiful images worthy of the Royal Purple. :)

Martin H. said...

I love the idea of yellow stars thrown in.

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Sue said...

Nice! And you managed to kill two birds with one stone on prompts, too. (Clever girl.)

=)

~T~ said...

I love the first stanza!

Shari Sunday said...

Purple and green with yellow stars thrown in. This is lovely.

sharplittlepencil said...

"Painting the rusty hinge into flower bed." That image alone made this a standout, Gautami! Great take on the prompt - I think you got me started on Carry on Tuesday, so thanks!

Here's mine:
http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/if-i-had-the-money/

Peace, Amy

Mary said...

Gautami, this is a beautiful poem. I love "Individualitry will peep out of nothing." So true. And you definitely show your individuality in your poetry.

Jim Swindle said...

You're wonderfully creative in your poetry.

Gloria said...

You paint a lovely picture with your words.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Love it - so beautifully descriptive. A work of art.

Anna:o]

Rekha said...

to combine two prompts into something wonderfully individual piece speaks for itself...yes, who are we to judge

Kavita said...

Aahh.. really liked the lines in quotes.. very thought provoking!

By the way, I just found out today (from your blog) that you are not okay with being addressed to as G.. And I realized that I have (albeit unintentionally) done that a few times in the past.. So, my sincerest apologies about that, Gautami..

Thanks..

girl dreaming said...

for me this poem does what poetry does so well, help us to imagine what seems other than the everyday way of doing things and living life. very lovely and imaginative!

Anna said...

Lovely poem! I don't understand how you do it!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC week 45

Jenny said...

You are a true artist of words.

You spin and you weave and you cast vowels and syllables out carefully and end up with tapestry of substance and beauty that surprises me each time.

I'm curious what your background is?

You are really an incredible writer.