Inspired by all three works of art.
Grey winter days
brightened by her crayon—
she chooses red–then
blue, green, and yellow,
the world becomes
a garden of flowers, an enchanted place
with magical glowing creatures
no longer in shadows
(when she was a boy)
full of light and color.
When I was writing this poem, I did a quick consult with the Oracle, and the words boy and life stood out. It made me think of this song, “When I was a Boy,” by Dar Williams. I can still remember the first time I heard it. Dar Williams is a big favorite of my children, too.
My poems don’t always seem to make it into his posts, but I am once again participating in Paul Brookes’ April Ekphrastic Challenge. Each day, I will post my poem(s) here. You can see the art…
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