08 April 2008

Poem #8

Today's prompt was a little different. We had to write from an image. There were two choices, but I definitely preferred this one:

Here is my literary interpretation.


“Light bright yellow green…

It’s the most common color

In nature” he said.

But Giorgio, dear, I don’t

Think he meant it quite like that.

One-point perspective plunges

Into the jaundiced horizon.

Pennants snap in the wind

But the men have no need to hold

Their fedoras—business as usual.

The square eerily silent while a train

Whistle blows, puffing virginal

Clouds to join the polluted haze.

Empty doors, empty windows

Art for art’s sake?

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