Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Poetry Jam "I Want it All"

  
I Want it All

If I acquiesced, Disney "electrified"
would grace our home's interior:
Mango Tango in the kitchen,
Razzmatazz in the bedroom,
Electric Lime upon the ceilings.

When is it exactly
that we become attracted to
Almond, Cadet Blue and Maize?

Soothing versus exciting.
Why can't life be a bit of both?

Maybe I'll give it a try.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, January 4, 2012

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This is for Poetry Jam - This week's theme "Color Your Life"  .  I asked my 4 year old which colors he liked... I will see if I can work them in somewhere...

This will also be linked to Mr. Know-It-All's "Friday Flash 55" a story (supposedly ficition) in 55 words - no more, no less.



19 comments:

Ed Pilolla said...

it's a rich, beautiful image. i love the red and shades of red so much.

Brian Miller said...

i hear you...lets color life boldly in vivid colors...maybe keep one a soothing cool to relax in occassionally...smiles.

wood said...

"Mango Tango in the kitchen,
Razzmatazz in the bedroom,
Electric Lime upon the ceilings."

yeah! i like that. would you mind coming over and painting my apartment? "razzmatazz" would be perfect. enjoyed this very much

Peggy said...

I saw a book about a house painted like you describe and always loved the idea of living with so much color. Alas, more standard decor ruled our house, but I still like the idea! Write on!!

Carrie Burtt said...

Sounds like a wonderful home to me as well....i hate plain white walls.

Tifiny said...

you decide, you enjoy.

wonderful home to invent and live in.
best wishes.

Other Mary said...

Great question...when does that happen?

Margaret said...

I have actually had my walls quite colorful for a number of years. And I had FUN picking them out and painting them myself. Today I am painting the current house we live in and I have surprised myself in picking out what I consider neutrals. A soft grey-blue, and two buff colors. But I have done so as I want to give center stage to my artwork and the pieces of dark furniture I own. And I have never really shopped for bold pillows and accessories before...

So I guess I am mixing soothing and exciting a bit! :)

Mary said...

I like walls with bright colors too. My last house had a bright red kitchen and a bright yellow family room. I like it now that you are choosing neutral colors to give center stage to your artwork. That makes a lot of sense to me. Thanks for jamming again!

G-Man said...

Margaret Bednar...
Are you trying to butter me up with
Blue and Maize?...Hahahahahahaha
You Rock Lady...
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

TALON said...

Too much of one and your brain goes haywire and too much of the other and your brain goes blah...somewhere lies the happy medium, for sure.

Neat 55!

izzy said...

Living with all that color! in small
doses maybe- but whole ceilings ?
you would need sunglasses!
great tale!

hope said...

So, do we keep our walls simple and our friends colorful? :)

Nicely said!

Victoria said...

Fun and thought provoking poem. I remember the neutrals of the sixties, harvest gold and olive green. I got so sick of them and was alwyas bored by white walls. I love the freedom and range of color people are using in our homes today - don't have to follow one set of rules. I am looking at a forrest green wall as I write and the ceiling is still white.

Raven said...

Yes...why can't life be both? Thoroughly enjoyed this.

Margaret said...

Just finished my dining room. I painted it with Benjamin Moore "Yarmouth Blue". (light bluish grey) My black Hutch and antiques and paintings look amazing. I will photograph it some day and put it up here... Now I see why museums use grey to showcase their art.

Jinksy said...

Reds are too noisy for my ears! LOL

Doctor FTSE said...

Lovely image. Pity we nearly always settle for magnolia.

I was lucky enough to find a beautifully patterned couch recently . . . . . it would have graced any Electrified Disney lounge. Just joking!

Christine said...

amazing write, love love that first stanza