Day 30 inspired by all three works. This is the final day of the month-long challenge. This is a san san.
A rainbow in my dreams–
cantaloupe sky, pink quartz beach, and light-drenched trees
dripping green, gold, blue. Here birds stop to perch
on chromatic rocks. Yet nothing remains as it seems–
shadows come, even within dreams, my mind sees
but also alters. Gulls become robins whose birdsong brings
dawn-light to forest—now, color-spray the birch
with rainbow stripes and feathers. In dreams, my heart sings.
Thank you to Paul Brookes for hosting this April Ekphrastic Challenge. It has been a wonderful experience. You can see the art and read the other responses by going to Paul’s site here.
The artists are Gaynor Kane, John Phandal Law, and Anjum Wasim Dar. Thank you for your wonderful and inspiring art! I’m giving them a round of applause–and also one for the other poets! 👏
Thank you, Beth.
I would love to have rainbow dreams. Applause, applause!
Thank you so much, Liz.
I definitely dream in color!😊
You’re welcome, Merril. I dream in color, too, but not like that!
That’s what poetry is for! 😊
And in your words too. (K)
Lovely, Merril – especially all those colours! And congratulations for completing the month 🤩
Thank you so much! 😊
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This poem is in a different form to your usual ones, as if the prompt was being difficult. I had trouble getting it going. I think there was too much in the three images to deal with in one poem. So lush all those images. You’ve almost made a catalogue of colours!
Hahaha. I thought I’d give it a try.
I wrote it in three stanzas originally, and I think I like that separation better–even though the lines are the same.
A rainbow is a sort of catalog of colors. 😏
True. The trees were pretty colourful too.
They were! 😊
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Beautiful, even thought this for me new metric “san san” is breaking my brain. Lol Thanks for your participation on this very interesting challenge, and sharing your poetry, Merril! Have a beautiful weekend! xx Michael
Thank you so much, Michael. I thought I’d give the form a try. 😊
Hope you have a beautiful weekend, too!
Your palette of colors in brilliant, Merril!
Thank you so much, Marian! 😊
Here and for all other poems, I feel the need of a LOVE Click option. Beautiful imagery superb composition – I feel so honored and much joyful-Thanks to Mr Paul Brookes for the unique opportunity to share my digital reflections, and to all the talented writers and poets.Thank you profoundly Poet Merril D Smith.
Thank you so much for both your very kind words and for your beautiful art. I loved the digital artwork you shared for this challenge. Thank you so much. 💙
A fine finale to a well-wrought series
Thank you very much, Derrick.
I like to see the art before I read your poem…but the “here” is not hot.
Nonetheless, a vivid write. Thank you, Merril!
Thank you for reading. I’m sorry. I guess I forgot to add the link. I will have to go back and add it.
No worries. lol The poems stand on their own, but it’s lots of fun to see where they came from!
I’ll just post the link here. 😊
Okay, saw! Now to read the poem again!
Such a lovey poem! I like each and every line, all beautifully crafted images spun like shimmering threads of light. Just beautiful!
What a lovely comment, Linda! Thank you very much for your kind words!
I meant ‘lovely’ in the above comment! 🙂