Moon sway to your tangerine delight – for dVerse


In solemn paint-by-numbers umbra hues
we toil in routine shades of beige and tan
and linger in a cul-de-sac of dreary soil
in muddy boots we walk when suddenly
we boom-break in a rainbow flash of gold

when songs of sunshine slip an indigo in grey
I gently fingerpaint in orange words of dawn
the purple passion – dancing fingertips
that gently draw on canvas of your skin
just like crayola candy wraps – my love

you whisper songs in tangerine delight
and breathe the cherry-blooms of tinkling pink
to laughter of returning light at dusk
we moon-sway on lavender fluffy clouds
while hand in hand we meet in verdant spring

The almond flowers by Theo van Rysselberghe

The almond flowers by Theo van Rysselberghe


Todat Abhra tells us more on the joy of colors in his cool prompt on Holi. Come and join us when the pub opens.

March 25, 2014

35 responses to “Moon sway to your tangerine delight – for dVerse

  1. Gosh, brother, am I first in line; really dug this colorful romp, this romantic piece rife with kennings & terrific pigments; and again, kudos for the free verse sway & feel to it. Love those muddy boots.

  2. we moon-sway on lavender fluffy clouds….how wonderful is this… love the tender weave of color here… beautiful magic…the cherries started blossoming over here today….

  3. songs of tangerine delight….smiles….love the vibrant color and life they bring in that last stanza…the first part sets up a nice contrast as well….

    and the kennings keep coming…smiles.

  4. Wonderful work on the colors – tangerine delight ~ Hey, you are working on blank verse already, smiles ~ Enjoyed the kennings too, its addictive to use it ~

  5. Wonderful use of color language & imagery. I like “moon-sway on lavender fluffy clouds.’ And, ah, to meet in spring…..

  6. Such a beautiful meeting, the color adds to the feeling here of love and renewal and and the breaking free of spring. I also loved the crayola candy wraps!

  7. Bjorn, sorry for late feedback, espec. after you so kindly visit me. I read this prompt and must say, you nailed it. Wordplay is tricky – some poets don’t know how to match the words to make the phrase ring, but yours ring true. Best for me, “boom-break” (sounds and action) and “moon-sway” (nature and motion). You have the knack and should think about employing this more! Love all your work… Amy

  8. You have shown some beautiful colors, Björn! I love the ‘rainbow flash of gold’, ‘tangerine delight’ and ‘cherry-blooms’. Great choice of painting too!

  9. So many lives just made me stop and savor starting with the first…especially love crayola candy wraps and breathing cherry-blooms of tinkling pink.

  10. the feast of colors within gorgeous poetic lines here..loved ‘we moon-sway on lavender fluffy clouds
    while hand in hand we meet in verdant spring’…delicious! 🙂

  11. breathe the cherry-blooms of tinkling pink
    to laughter of returning light at dusk
    we moon-sway on lavender fluffy clouds

    Beautiful lines, so full of color, light, and deep feeling. Excellent work! (I love blank verse. I went through a spell some years ago where I couldn’t even write in any other form!)

  12. Wow! Love the awesome colors – and those lavender fluffy clouds! I have seen them (being somewhat of a cloud woman) many times, I know, but that description – perfect: so emotive and gentle. Thank you, for sharing your words.

  13. when songs of sunshine slip an indigo in grey
    I gently fingerpaint in orange words of dawn
    the purple passion – dancing fingertips
    that gently draw on canvas of your skin
    just like crayola candy wraps – my love

    Sensuously engaging! Wonderful word craft as always. Fittingly a Bjorn trade mark! Brilliant!

    Hank

  14. Great emotional ride from “routine shades of beige and tan” to “rainbow flash of gold” to the gentle “whisper songs in tangerine delight’. Lovely, Bjorn.

  15. Nice alliteration and more kennings (they are very addictive:)
    tangerine delight, tinkling pink and and fluffy lavender…lovely colourful images.

  16. this is beatiful! it was very easy to get drawn into this piece….lost within the splash of colors…lovely indeed.

  17. I like the progression of your piece (and of the relationship at its center) from the pale/neutral atmosphere towards color. Well written as always. 🙂

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