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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Monochromatic

"I'm restless.  Things are calling me away.  My hair is being pulled by the stars again."--Anais Nin

This is the picture prompt from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie 

MONOCHROMATIC

When your world
 is but one color
flowers are empty

I remember child hood
and believing
in dandelion wishes

Swinging high
to touch the clouds
bicycles were freedom

Colors fade to one
memories in a dusty box
are bones of the past

Also for the Tuesday Platform
at
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads.

23 comments:

Debbie said...

a very cool quote by Nin, i have never heard it before but have felt it many times!!! i love the pic, it looks like my bike!!

the verse is wonderful, is it written by you????

Grace said...

I love the quote by Anais and your response ~ We need colors in our lives ~

eileeninmd said...

I love the quote and your poem! Pretty mosaic!

Amber said...

This is remarkable Gail! I love that you used every aspect of the collage even the color scheme to influence the mood of the piece.

mindlovemisery

Dolly Marionette said...

I used to believe in dandelion wishes and wishes on stars. Now I have a lot of boxes of allegorical bones and some literal vessels of ashes.

LindaG said...

Wonderful job, Gail. :-)

Lynne said...

I loved the Nin quote . . .
and your verse even more . . .

TexWisGirl said...

sometimes monochrome can be calming. :)

Lux G. said...

How poignant! And I love the photos.

Lowcarb team member said...

Loved this Gail.
I think life should be a mix / balance of colour and monochrome ... if things are all the same life can be all the same. We need to experience everything.

Have a great week ahead.

All the best Jan

PS I like the new header.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Great quote. Was it part of the prompt or your reaction to it? Good poem.

Delores said...

Ah, but when we dig out those dusty old memories we see the colours again and put flesh on those dear old bones.

Sketching with Dogs said...

So poignant, I love it!
Lynne x

aspiritofsimplicity said...

love your poem and also the Nin quote.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Sweet-sad. (And I too like the Nin quote.)

Karen S. said...

Oh my, I love, love, LOVE this! I have some deep (family) stuff going on in my life and this totally sent the tears and smiles into play. From the photos to the words, bravo!

Kerry O'Connor said...

It is sad that the memories of the world we once knew have already become memorabilia of the past.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the opening lines!! There is such depth in this poem :D

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the quote and, especially, your closing lines. Wonderful!!!!

Brother Ollie said...

Makes me regret being colour blind.

kaykuala said...

Very good run on the b/w combo prompts. Poignantly treated Gail!

Hank

Debi Swim said...

Love the quote, the collage and your wonderful poem.

Georgia Koch said...

A beautiful take on the prompt .. a joy to read. Bastet

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