Sunday, 22 July 2012

counterpoint



the counterpoint was a balance
of this and that
the black and white distinct
with rhythm and contours
until seeping in at the edges
lay possibilities
of china blue and mustard
itching for a feckless scarlet
to relieve the monotone.

22/7/12

My piece for todays The Mag with thanks to Tess for such an original prompt.
Picture is Figure Eight 1952 By Franz Kline



15 comments:

  1. I like the possibilities of blue and mustard to relieve the monotone ~

    Lovely share ~

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  2. Nice... I especially like the last 4 lines.

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  3. Ah yes - life should not be all black and white!

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  4. three is color there waiting at the edges with just a possibility of birth....i rather like the simplicity of it though...

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  5. I went back and looked for the hints of blue and yellow. Good eye, Kay. =D Counterpoint is a brilliant poem, and I thank you for sharing this.

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  6. Oh I love love love "itching for scarlet" excellent, Kay...

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  7. Just shows we can't live just by ourselves. There are elements good and bad that affect us! Great thoughts, kay!

    Hank

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  8. i like how you saw color in this dark dull world

    dark feathers dead crows

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  9. Tiny bits of other possible colors!
    Hints- fun!

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  10. Love the introduction and possibilities of added colours. Life would be so boring if it was all black and white, wouldn't it. :)
    A lovely interpretation of the painintg.

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  11. I love that you show the changability of life itself..so colorful!

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  12. Dear Kay: Yes, I felt that way too, how color could lift the mood. We think alike~!! Wonderful poem~

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  13. Oh yes, love this...I so crave the sense of colors and any colors too...ha! Ha!

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