because while some truths lend themselves to equations, others are best described in verse













is not only the color
flashing in front
of death and draped
over mourning; it’s the tone
of bruised cheeks against
angry layered blushes; it’s
a favorite of my grandmother’s
though she may not
my name when i bring
it to her in puzzle
pieces and
teddy bears

it’s also
the color of the orchid
you brought me
with your chapped
heart over
a year ago,
in bloom
for the first time
as if to say
let bygones utterly
gone and

10 responses

  1. Pingback: purple (via the tenth muse) | The Creative Thought

  2. belladonna23

    its amazing how far connotation can be stretched and interpreted in such amazing ways. beautiful poem.

    February 5, 2011 at 1:29 am

    • thank you, belladonna! (i’m jealous of your name, by the way;)) this piece might actually be more literal than you’d suspect–not that there isn’t anything of connotation in it, of course!

      February 5, 2011 at 12:15 pm

  3. Great piece of poetry.
    I agree, there are so many ways of looking at a single colour, i guess mostly it depends on our experiences with those colours

    February 6, 2011 at 5:09 am

  4. ..let love bloom. This takes me in a couple different directions…awesome write.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:03 pm

  5. how are you?

    glad to see you write a lovely poem again,

    Welcome Join Jingle Poetry Potluck week 21,
    Feel free to share 1 to 3 old poems or random poems, cheers.

    Love your talent demonstrated here,
    Hope to see you share.

    February 7, 2011 at 11:02 pm

  6. Thanks for dropping by Arts, always a pleasure.

    woih, glad you enjoyed it.

    Jingle, nice to see you again. I’ll try to make the next Potluck!

    cheers all,

    February 8, 2011 at 2:34 pm

  7. this is lovely and moving, a beautiful poem

    February 8, 2011 at 5:01 pm

  8. with your chapped heart…nice…and i like the turn toward restoration…

    February 24, 2011 at 6:55 pm

  9. thanks Juliet, brian– it’s good to have a happy ending every once in a while 😉


    February 24, 2011 at 8:45 pm


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