Saturday April 14, 2012 Sunday Whirl #52

Sunday Whirl #52

Still Life #54  24″x24″  gouache on oriental paper

The Rich Color of Grey
The habit
At a glance
Starched and stiff
No longer flexible
Appears black
Like the widow’s
Old knapsack

Hymns sung in
The key of grey
Sweet and low
In the early
Morning day
The light is low
Mostly grey

Grey a color
Richer still
Dramatic when
Combined with red
Forceful like a vixen
Playing tricks

A siren swims
In swirling flames
Push the energy
Up the mountain side
Exchange your breath
For a blend of peace

Close the lid
Lock down tight
Day is done
The light is low
Mostly grey

In the snow