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Summer-Winter Crayon Collage

October 28, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me


1.      Colors in the neighbors’ swimming pool

Like colors in my mind,

Sun’s crayon

Hawaiian clear

Dash of magenta azure,

Make me want to jump inside

Like a cat over the stair railing.

Colors in the neighbors’ swimming pool

Like colors in my mind,

Make me remember our coat closet wall’s scribbles

Zigzagging orange and blue crayon

Like a bicycle wheel on fire—

My brother made the scribbles

They were beautiful

They made me want to jump inside

My brother’s mind.

Colors in the neighbors’ swimming pool

Turn to a reflection of stars when night has come

And so we close ourselves up and pull down our blinds

At the end of the day.

 

2.      Colors on a canyon

Just appeared to my New Year eyes

Took me so close to heaven

When the old year was gone

And the New Year was crying hi.

Colors on a canyon—

Everywhere my New Year feet hiked

Sunlight saturated nature

Glorious flashing blinding daystar

Under God’s chariot.

Creeks and gullies, hidden and half frozen

Powdered sugar snow, crusted with porcelain ice

Fat mosses growing

I thought, this is a year, it’s going to be a year

No reason, no reason to fear—

While glorious flashes

Splintered purple and crystal

Fled from the feeble effort of my camera.

Sun like fishes going over a waterfall.

Now let Creation protect its frailest light

When the words that are lost within us

Reach for the night.


The author's comments:

The two seasons and their colors have intensely personal, different meanings: winter was New Year's Day, 2020, and summer was summer 2021. Colors make feelings more intense and vivid.

This poem has numbers in it because it was two poems and I combined them...


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Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Nov. 10 2021 at 11:07 am
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

wow, lol.

on Nov. 10 2021 at 11:04 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

divide 2020 by 5 and you get 404, meaning last year was just an error.