Sunday, 24 April 2016

in the days of weeping colours...




in the days of weeping colours
when sugar-froths pepper the blue
I remember the honey-dance times
when we were two

when we were two cappucinos
mind-tasting a one-stream street
I remember the jasmine secret
when we were sweet

once we were sweet guitar strings
harmonising fruit pie and cream
I remember the last dessert
when we un-teamed

when we un-teamed our colours
and spiked our sugars with salt
I remember the boom-crash-opera
our tectonic fault


so now
silhouette-shame of mine
cowering in a wrathful shrine
bury your pungent rust
in the looming arctic-dust




NOTE
The autumn photo above is fresh from the camera.
A walk in autumn worlds this afternoon at Red Hill was a wonder of leaf colour.


Linking to:
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads - Kenning

11 comments:

brudberg said...

Oh I love your compound words.. mind-tasting (yes that's so perfect for the falling in love)... Also how you come with autumn imagery when we write about spring up here in the northern hemisphere.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is a remarkable poem, Gemma. My definite favourite of yours this month. I love that you brought in the Autumnal touches for those of us South of the Equator.

Elle ee said...

This is such a beautiful poem, I enjoyed it so much and your photo as well, both brought back memories of lost love,,

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Exquisite write :D

debispoems said...

Your combination words describe so well your feelings in this poem. Outstanding

De said...

Ohmygosh. I could just live here, for a very long time:
"when sugar-froths pepper the blue"

sigh. so gorgeous. And that silhouette-shame. Goodness.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Wonderful words, and a striking poem altogether, with lovely rhythms too.

Susie Clevenger said...

sugar-froths, silhouette-shame...great compound words telling of love turning from pink to rust

Hannah said...

Such a vibrant piece, I love all of the flavor in this!

Rommy said...

The word play is wonderful this. I'm a fan of "mind-tasting", as well as "Boom crash opera" and "silhouette shame". They really help get the mood just perfect.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Perfect rhyming, timing, and words! Stunning, I loved it!

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