The State of Color–One Shot Poetry


 
 

The State of Color  

 

 When blue ripped a hole
in gray clouds,
the trumpet vine blared
blasts of yellow
and orange poppies
from the Orient
stretched wide
thirsty maws,
to consume rainbows
of dew.

Submitted to One Shot Wednesday: http://onestoppoetry.com/

Photo: V.Slotto-Palm Desert, CA 2010

Photo: Victoria Slotto--Palm Desert CA 2010

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23 thoughts on “The State of Color–One Shot Poetry

  1. dani says:

    gorgeous poem and gorgeous flowers!

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  2. Jamie Dedes says:

    Magnificent poem and photo. Love the thirsty maws. What a picture that conjures.

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  3. yelena m. says:

    Wow…I love poems on color and you just won my heart with this one..Thank you!

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  4. This is gorgeous, colorful, and action-packed, with nature as the action star!

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  5. Kavita says:

    Oh my my!! Spring calling!! What a lovely poem, Victoria!! I felt like singing it aloud…

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  6. Patti says:

    This is lovely, Victoria. It bursts with color , springtime in words.

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  7. Angela says:

    Hi there,

    I’m passing on the Versatile Blogger award to you

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  8. ladynimue says:

    Oh , what a lovely verse !!

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  9. Claudia says:

    ..i meant – this i call flower power….agh..getting tired..

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  10. Claudia says:

    this is call flower power…literally – great write victoria

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  11. Shashi says:

    Very well expressed so colorful and delighting.. thanks for sharing…

    ॐ शांति ॐ
    Om Shanti Om
    May peace be… pray for People of Japan
    ________
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    Connect me at Twitter @VerseEveryDay

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  12. trisha says:

    what a poem victoria, you painted the garden for me.

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  13. “…to consume rainbows of dew.” I love that last line, all the color is recycled through another avenue. Beautiful!

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  14. wolfsrosebud says:

    What a fun piece…

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  15. kolembo says:

    Fantastic! Furious colour and a space battle! Very nice.

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  16. dustus says:

    Nice writing; hits on the senses and expresses wonderful color. I too like the line Lori quotes.

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  17. barbara says:

    beautiful the thirsty maws…love it …can feel all the color…bkm

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  18. hpicasso says:

    ditto Brian…rainbows accepted

    Peace, hp

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  19. ShadatiQue says:

    Wow … Short, specific and calls for optimism 😉

    Thanks for sharing, Shadiatique

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  20. lori says:

    I could easily picture the beauty you describe. The idea of blue ripping through gray was my favorite 🙂

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  21. brian says:

    yeah i think we could use a few rainbows (hope) these days…especially there….

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