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I was painted pain purple

By words grayed and grimed

But I found my own still life

Speckled in sunbeam yellow

Waterfall tears tinting my

Rainbow soul

I am nature’s canvass

Wide eyed and waiting

Saturated in earth’s tones

Ivy swirls on jagged stone

 

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We are painting our own portraits with words this week over at dVerse .

A wonderful prompt by Lillian. Hope you can join in too!

 

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21 responses »

  1. Lovely piece and great photo.

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  2. This is so good! I especially like the opening, but it’s all excellent.

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  3. Oh! This is such a strong poem! Strongest word… ‘but.’ Yuh huh!

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  4. I love the nature’s canvas Mish:

    Speckled in sunbeam yellow

    Waterfall tears tinting my

    Rainbow soul

    We are so lucky in Canada to have such a lush and amazing nature. Lovely photo as well.

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  5. Great imagery! Your words and voice take the reader many places emotionally. Great job!

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  6. Absolutely Love:
    But I found my own still life

    Speckled in sunbeam yellow

    Waterfall tears tinting my

    Rainbow soul

    Really beautiful words, Mish!

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  7. I love the emergence into sunbeam yellow….and the wonderful sunny photo!

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  8. Wonderful extended metaphor for life full of so many colors, which is what each of us is–a rainbow. I love this.

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  9. Didn’t I see you hanging in the Louvre? Such a wonderful portrait!

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  10. I love the “sunbeam yellow” “rainbow soul” that you have become from the “painted pain purple.” Your smile says it all, Mish…lovely.

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  11. Very colorful and beautifully written!

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  12. i love “sunbeam yellow” and “rainbow soul” too and also the journey of embracing life with all its colors…beautiful…

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  13. The complimentary colours of pained purple (tainted with gray) and sunbeam yellow – a metaphor for a very arduous, and perhaps dangerous, journey into the light.

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  14. Oh!! This takes my breath away in its honesty, with its imagery and with its juxtapositioning pig of choices within your being. And the photo is perfect for the words and title. Truly wonderful brush strokes with your pen!

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    • UGH — hit reply too fast and had slippery fingers — should say — “with its juxtapositioning of choices within your being.” Have NO idea how the word “pig” got in there! 😜 A drip from my paint brush perhaps?
      Wonderful wonderful response to the prompt!

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  15. ‘Rainbow soul’ is perfect, a prism of refracted light separating into all the colors of life.

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  16. Gorgeous, both poem and person:)

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  17. Nature’s canvas…Wide eyed and waiting… love those lines! Great photo!

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  18. Nature heals. Beautiful piece here. 🙂

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  19. “…painted pain purple
    By words grayed and grimed”

    I get an image of some other artist coming in unbidden and mucking about with the oils — or watercolors — and it’s your canvas, not their’s! If I’m off the mark, don’t rain on my delusion! Anyway, your word painting is vivid.

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  20. A lovely and varied portrait. Those waterfalls and sunbeams – all the colors of life here have painted a wonderful life full of purpose and love. It is good to know you better.

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