Watercolor–One Shot Wednesday


NightLight

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Watercolor

I chose Payne’s Gray
instead of black.
It’s not quite death—
more like a nightlight
in the next room.

 

Submitted to One Shot Wednesday at One Stop Poetry: http://onestoppoetry.com

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26 thoughts on “Watercolor–One Shot Wednesday

  1. ALIVE aLwaYz says:

    you did great, you travel colors all the time, you are changing and finding newer dimensions to them, it seems awesome!

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  2. beautiful Victoria..

    Someone is Special

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  3. mish says:

    Such an apt description of the prompt !

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  4. Jamie Dedes says:

    I love this. Simple, single pointed. Nice, Victoria.

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  5. expatinCAT says:

    A beautiful short poem. The middle line is powerful.. // Peter.

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  6. Beautiful contrast and imagery. Nice write!

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  7. Claudia says:

    more like a nightlight in the next room – this give the color a face and a feeling..

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  8. klrs09 says:

    Loved the image ‘like a nightlight in the next room’

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  9. Intense imagery and brilliant economy of language. Loved it!

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  10. Kim Nelson says:

    This spoke volumes to me. On occasion, Payne’s Gray is the only true choice…

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  11. tolbert says:

    wonderfully done! the visual effect created by the final two lines is amazing, contrasting the black with gray…just as you intended. short but oh so sweet!

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  12. Kavita says:

    Whoa! Those last 2 lines were heavy with meaning…
    This was sheer brilliance in brevity, Victoria!

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  13. U r the champ. Glad this is last poem before sleep. Very inspirational and motivational to use less to say more. Luv ur delivery and voice.

    http://henryclemmonspoet.blogspot.com/2011/07/love-you-lie.html

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  14. brian miller says:

    there is some nice word play here…i like to think its intentional…pains grey, tho not quite death, just a night light…ha…this is good stuff…

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  15. leslie says:

    i SO like the simplicity of this poem – and the thought of grey representing “almost death.” and the nightlight analogy… it feels to me as if death is not to be feared – it is merely a light waiting for us, “in the next room.” quite a lovely poem.

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  16. jgavinallan says:

    Wow! Lovely—I is mysterious…could you describe the picture..I am at a loss

    Jaye

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    • Not so much a picture as a mood created by color. I use Payne’s gray instead of black. It’s just a little lighter in color and with watercolor, a bit transluscent. I love working with colors to express emotions.

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  17. ayala says:

    Nicely done 🙂

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  18. rbhexem says:

    Death has a certain grayness,
    keeping black in check.

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  19. knightsheart says:

    nice swirl of conflicting images. I wanted more. 🙂

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  20. siggiofmaine says:

    From now on, when ever I use Paynes gray, it will be known as “nightlight”☺.
    Great metaphor.

    ☮ ♥ Siggi in Downeast Maine

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  21. Oh that’s very beautiful

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