Monday, May 8, 2017

at a garden show, if all we see is




one frame- all black and white
unrippled of contradictions
flatlined in dust 

we'll be 
blind to spontaneous outbursts,
deaf to echoes of dissent

all flowers, stilted monotone
all trees, uninteresting as street lights-

and garden -
boring place to visit

show me 
your true{true} colors




Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Quadrille - Hosted by De Jackson ~   This is a 44 word post with the word - ECHO ~  Join us when the pub doors open at 3pm EST ~

31 comments:

  1. I just love this! All those stilted monotones...

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  2. Love especially the plea to bring the color... there are moments when we need all that help.

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  3. Yes, echos of dissent of disarray of imperfection...we need this.

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  4. Amazing, Grace! I especially love the lines:
    'unrippled of contradictions
    flatlined in dust'
    and
    'show me
    your true{true} colors'.
    That subtle echo at the end is perfect.

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  5. 'Trees uninteresting as street lights' What a sad day that would be :)

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  6. Beautiful, and I love the final echo in your plea 'show me your true{true} colors' xxx

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  7. Oooh--a bit of a same theme to what I wrote. Love the metaphor of black and white flowers.

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  8. A a photographer, I always post the monotone B&W version alongside all my color images, and at times the B&W image is preferable--a residual of growing up in the 50's. Love your quadrille; very creative--mundane yet fresh.

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  9. A garden without color would be a boring place indeed.

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  10. This is beautifully haunting, especially like; "we'll be blind to spontaneous outbursts,deaf to echoes of dissent."

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  11. I liked the comparison of trees to lampposts to show how uninteresting they appeared in monotone.

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  12. A garden without color, like a bird without wings!

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  13. Void of color would be rather sad indeed

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  14. I love the echo of "true" at the end, Grace.

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  15. Charmed by the wording and by the message! Lovely, Grace!

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  16. Geez, even your black and white depiction is in vivid, living color, Grace! Such strength in your words!

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  17. Well done, a beautiful and true take on the prompt.

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  18. Really deep, when one considers there are colors we cannot see.

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  19. in a dystopian society I would assume they would want just this, no colour and just muted sounds. for with diversity comes choices and with choices we lose control over emotion. your words spoke deeper today Gravce.

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  20. I love that I got to the end and had to go back to find the echoes; it was so good, I forgot about the prompt.

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  21. How sad. Looks like we were thinking along the same lines. Beautiful poem,
    Grace.

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  22. Great take on the prompt, a really different piece.

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  23. Stilted monotone... I love that.

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  24. flatlined in dust
    stilted monotone
    trees, uninteresting as street lights

    Such mood set herem so well done.

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  25. Your poem is a reminder of how much colour ads to life!

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  26. makes me think of that Cyndi Lauper song ~

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  27. Thought provoking and impactful. There is gratitude tucked between those lines.

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