Crayon World


Color me rainbow happy
your Red Sox cap next to my blue visor.
We sat in bright colored Adirondack chairs
kite string loose, then tight,
as you played with the tension.
Our dreams sailed high into cloudless sky
paled only by your art deco shades
as you stared out, looking for words.
Color me livid when you talked about her,
like lightning flashes in a raging sky.
Anger fueled by heat, dissipated over days of grey.
Rainbow chairs sit empty, lined up, waiting.
Color me invisible, when the door closed.

from Provincetown, on Massachusetts’  Cape Cod. Poem and photo in response to the Daily Post Photo Challenge to interpret ROY G. BIV — the memonic to remember colors of the rainbow.

14 thoughts on “Crayon World

  1. belinda June 20, 2015 / 10:00 pm

    First, the picture was perfect. Created the setting beautifully before I even started reading the post. Second, we’ve all been there. Well, I have and appreciated hearing someone else voice the pain.

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    • lillian June 20, 2015 / 10:41 pm

      So sorry for your pain. Relationships are work, joy, fun and work. Sadly, all do not end well no matter the work, joy, fun, or continued work.


  2. AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack June 20, 2015 / 11:58 pm

    I so enjoyed reading your colors here, Lillian – beautiful and creatively cultivated.
    I was catching up on reading posts while my husband and son were watching the Yankees’ Old Timers’ Game – I didn’t dare mention the “RED SOX!” 😉

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    • lillian June 21, 2015 / 1:32 am

      ah….just finished watching Monkey Business, an old Cary Grant movie….appropriate on the evening I sent you pics of primates (love the gorilla newsletter!). Sipping my glass of wine and catching up here…..Yankees caps not allowed on our shelf 🙂 Glad you liked this one!

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      • AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack June 21, 2015 / 1:37 am

        I’ve never seen that one – I’ll have to make it a point this summer – I adore Cary Grant as Dudley in, The Bishop’s Wife.
        Sipped my wine with Chinese food around 6. Now waiting for daughter to return home safely from friend’s house.
        Can’t mention Red Sox under this roof 😉

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      • lillian June 21, 2015 / 1:44 am

        Have to add, finished reading Cary Grant, A Biography by Marc Eliot and now have a list of all his early films I want to catch up on! Bishop’s Wife is on my list 🙂 We are so simpatico! 🙂


  3. leannenz June 21, 2015 / 12:35 am

    A wonderful interpretation of the ROY G BIV challenge, Your poem created very vivid images in my mind. Thank you!

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    • lillian June 21, 2015 / 1:31 am

      So nice to meet you Leannez, over my evening glass of wine. Thanks for stopping by and glad you like my poem and photo. Hope to see you again….meander by … maybe over a morning cup of coffee? 🙂


  4. Kim June 21, 2015 / 3:26 am

    The kite string imagery is perfect for the back and forth of tension, and the overall theme of color is excellent! Kite = sailing dreams. It really evokes the ups and downs of a relationship–perhaps over the course of a summer. Love the Art Deco shout-out, too! Nice job!

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    • lillian June 21, 2015 / 11:39 am

      You caught the kite string imagery …. and the ups and downs of life. 🙂 Excellent reading — but of course! So fun to have the young niece reading the old aunt’s words 🙂
      Safe travels today! 🙂 George and I plan to do our first geocache later this week….up in Louisberg Square. Will take a pic and send to you! 🙂


  5. BarbaraK aka fiddlbarb June 21, 2015 / 4:30 am

    Feeling the powerful emotions through your eloquent and poignant words. Loving those Adirondack chairs . . . .

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    • lillian June 21, 2015 / 11:13 am

      Thanks, Barb. So nice to see you over my second cup this rainy day in Boston. You’ve added a bit of sunshine to my day with your words here. 🙂

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      • BarbaraK aka fiddlbarb June 21, 2015 / 11:31 pm

        And of course that makes me happy. My pleasure, Lillian.


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