Thursday, February 11, 2016

"A Woman's Touch"


A Woman's Touch

So much depends
upon paint color.

Spiced Butternut, Honey Bird,
Sundance...  Hmm, I know: Concord Ivory.

At the end of each day,
when you stroll toward home,

I'll frame myself
behind white lace curtains,

wave.  Kiss you just inside
our Raspberry Truffle door

lead you by the hand
to our back porch swing

hanging between Windham Cream pillars.
Ask you about your day.

At night, black shutters
will frame the Tiffany night light.

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Now Dear, do you have any thoughts
as to paint color?


by Margaret Bednar, February 11, 2016

I Invite you to Listen:    https://soundcloud.com/margaretbednar/a-womans-touch-1

This is for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Fireblossom Friday - The Red Wheelbarrow"  We had to begin our poem with "So much depends upon" - the famous poem written by William Carlos Williams.



18 comments:

Hannah said...

This caused me to chuckle...so many will nod and smile...completely overjoyed to let the other choose just the right "colors." Painted beautifully, Margaret!

thotpurge said...

Point well made... :)

brudberg said...

I like how paintcolors can sound stupid.. but don't they really infuse our world with poetry?

Debi Swim said...

This is funny and sexy-how did you manage that? I really love this.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This was unexpected and fun. Those paint colours seem to flow so smoothly from the tongue.

Mama Zen said...

This is delightful, Margaret!

Rommy said...

Very sweet! I find the color scheme welcoming. You've also captured the perfect mix of tenderness and exasperation that happens in long term relationships.

De said...

I just love this. Such a creative, fun take.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

LOL, I love the question at the end, once everything has been painted to perfection........

angieinspired said...

Color DOES make a difference. Thanks for the raspberry truffle, especially:)

grapeling said...

that's springing one on him. :) ~

kaykuala said...

At night, black shutters
will frame the Tiffany night light.

Yes, one perhaps may not be really sure! Great lines Marge!

Hank

Fireblossom said...

I don't know....show me those swatches again!

Susie Clevenger said...

I feel like I've walked down the street in your picture...beautiful

humbird said...

Indeed, colors - important; at winter we need fantasize them anyway, good if one's artist so... love the irony of colors at night time....great poem.

Helen said...

Love the image, love your words, and paint colors are poetry all in themselves.

Jennifer Wagner said...

I love it. And what a cool image, too.

Marian said...

Hah! Clever + sexy, great combination.