Sunday, April 20, 2008

Poem: Poetry's Rainbow

Poetry’s Rainbow

When darkness arrives
Bright colors are discovered
In poetic verse

Copyright SGW 2008

For the prompt at One Single Impression: Color.

19 comments:

Quiet Paths said...

The work of the poet is often done in the absence of light and color. Well done, this. And... I love your byline.

Raven said...

I'm glad quiet paths pointed out your by-line. Perfect question.

I think this is a lovely poem. I like the idea of poetry as a rainbow lighting the dark.

Teri C said...

Wonderfully said. It makes so much sense.

SandyCarlson said...

I love it, Scott. Creativity is the way out of darkness--and so often the road less traveled. Thanks.
Writing in Faith: Poems

WillThink4Wine said...

This is so true! When I am stressed, I often turn to the written word to dispell the darkness.

Fenny said...

I love the placidity of haiku

its form especially soothes

this one is very good!

Aud said...

I'm new to poem writing. I have tried haiku but it doesn't turn out well most of the time, unlike what you have here. You expressed it well when it is often hard to come up with a meaningful verse in 3 short lines.

Joyce said...

In the darkness of sorrow and difficult circumstances, the heart may utter forth true, bittersweet beauty.

tumblewords said...

Oh, very nice - very nice!

zoya gautam said...

"When darkness arrives
Bright colors are discovered
In poetic verse".. i'd said somethin' like that to a blind man."if u don't get to shut-up i'll
drive the poetry out of u" was his quick reply.took it quite literally it seems.well,well,needs some practice walkin' down "the road less traveled" i thought.that said,musn't neglect my own practice ,bye for now..

STP said...

It would seem someone is off their meds.

Patois said...

I love the title as much as the poem itself.

zoya gautam said...

1 ANSWERABLE:
1 Who was the joke on>oh!thanks for comprehending it was a joke sir!the joke wasn't on blindness or the blind.
2then who was it on>Oh no sir, against no particular person.just musings 'bout poetry not
being literal and the impersonal nature of the poetic voice.
3is that ur voice>no sir.but u could say the joke was on me.
4why didn't u praise the poem>i do at times i misunderstand that the obvious has been
understood .
5produce ur poetic license>what is that sir!

STP said...

Oy veh.

MyBellavia said...

I for one, have found rainbows in my work. Thanks for this.

oonemorebeliever said...

spoken with an understanding beyond black letters written in silence... yessss

paisley said...

i often find that the darker the hour the brighter the poetry.....

STP said...

Absolutely, Jodi. And the beauty of it is that the brightness that leaps from the page often is the light that keeps us from getting lost in the darkness.

Pearl said...

poetry, a refuge of color.