Escape the brushstrokes

we huddle and we shut our windows
escape the brushstrokes of what’s different
as mauve is safer than what’s purple
we find solace in what’s beige and grey
and avoid what’s cinnabar and gredelin

we protect ourselves from differences
instead of sipping carmosin and cobalt
we consume what’s tan or eau-de-nil
so shut your windows and beware
escape the brushstrokes of this world


My second entry for dVerse base on the paintings of Sunita Khedekar

March 18, 2014

22 responses to “Escape the brushstrokes

  1. shutting the windows to what’s different…’s sad.. instead of embracing the world with all its colors we prefer our private grey spaces… cool on doing a second one…

  2. Good eye Bjorn ~ Its only now I noticed that the houses are painted differently from the outside ~ Sad how we shut ourselves from the brushstrokes of this world ~ Love the unusual colors here, smiles ~

  3. So true! We really do. For some it is so hard to take a risk, be different, do something that stands out. I have to say the older I get, the more I am enjoying the “brushstrokes” of this amazing, colourful world. 🙂

  4. So glad you did another. This has to be one of my favorites. I’m a color freak and you have me needing to look up a few of them Nicely done, Bjorn. Makes me want to do another, too!

  5. I’ve never understood my mother’s love for beige (both literal and metaphorical). And now, when I find myself going for the safe choice, I try to force myself back into the adventure! A lovely poem to live my life by.

  6. Like how you play with the colours here – interesting effect with the windows at the close too. Shut it and miss all the colours 🙂

  7. So true, literally and figuratively…shut up in our houses we miss beauty of nature, staying in our own comfortable world we miss lovely colors of diversity.

  8. A great job brush stroking in so many color in a world full of differences. I think I would rather open the shutters to discover the magic of the universe.

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