Wednesday, September 30, 2009

OSI: Colors

This week's OSI Prompt is Colors. You can check out other beautiful poems by clicking on the link.



Awakening autumn breaths
Orange, yellow, and gold
On fallen leaves
And paints the bark
A deep mahogany

White clouds thicken
In a sapphire sky
Dipping in the glow
Of a tangerine sunset

Black outlines of birds
Suspended in midair
With feathers cascading
Like plum velvet

Brisk air with silver whips
Pinch pink and brown cheeks
Human shadows growing gray
In blue embers of winter

Red dusk of summertime
Rising like the phoenix
Trails the hem of sunset
Memories and feverish bursts
Ripen on an artist's canvas

19 comments:

Robin said...

Absolutely beautiful!
I was lost in the imagery.

Kilauea Poetry said...

This was really pretty..I especially enjoyed the way you wrapped up the last stanza..
Red dusk of summertime..trails the hem of sunset..memories and feverish bursts ripen on an artists canvas- another beautiful piece for this season-

Kilauea Poetry said...

That was funny..we must of been writing at the same time. That acrostic..I did one of the swine flue but the two photos I had made my blog ugly! I'll repost it now..cause I'll have something else up soon anyway- it's kind of amusing?

Stanis said...

"Red dusk of summertime
Rising like the phoenix" beautiful!

Saadi said...

I'm in full agreement with Stanis here! :D

Beloved Haiku Dreams said...

Lovely poem my friend. I too love red sky's at night.

love-Melanie-bhd

septembermom said...

The colors described feel alive to me as I read this poem. Thank you.

Tumblewords: said...

Lovely! I'm particularly fond of the hem of sunset!

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

beautiful imagery! you paint a great picture..

SandyCarlson said...

That last stanza is just plain gorgeous! I enjoyed this.

Brosreview said...

Ah! Well done! Great imagery here! Keep it up!

Geraldine said...

This is excellent, I loved every line! Well done.

Tammie Lee said...

your words are an artists canvas, lovely.

Yellow Tulip said...

beautiful dear:)...loved this:)

floreta said...

the ending is perfect. love how lush the colors make this poem :)

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Andrée said...

What a lovely, lovely poem! There is so much here that made me think, but autumn as the rising phoenix of summer truly remains with me.

C Will said...

Hey WG,
You are an artist with amazing abilities I love your writing style!!!:D Well Done!

workerv said...

Hi, u set the bar high,,each time you do your
best work, u come back and do your best WORK.
This is one of your BEST(: Keep them coming!