I promised a look at one of my poems in colour. Okay, so I’ve put on a coloured poem about colour, it is by accident. Honest! Yet, in it’s honour, I have coloured it accordingly here on the blog. In my handwritten notes, I wrote this in a mixture of red, black and neon pink!
My rainbow died today.
It fell into a puddle and drowned
Dumb-struck, I watched
The colours fracture and disperse
Catching a glimpse here and there
The coloured slivers
Disappearing into the murky water
I continued to watch
But I don’t always write entirely in colour, there are time when I really think black is the best colour to write my notes in. It gives them stringency. I have added a splash of colour though!
Earth (Ashes to Ashes) *Exerpt*
He watches her chest
Rise and fall evenly,
With each quiet breath
In and out.
Rising higher as she sighs
Long and deep.
Sleepily, she stirs,
Reaches out for him,
For his presence,
For his warmth,
For his cold empty side of the bed.
She dresses in mourning black,
Deep purple shoes with matching tights;
Takes her place among the entourage
Behind the coffin.
And pall bearers slow march in unison
To music he never seemed to like
Into the church he never seemed to visit
With the family she no longer seemed to know