July 21, 2017 by petrujviljoen
branches stripped of life
glow orange, red, pink with green
dawn’s brush fades to grey
| Tags: colour, haiku, winter
I take this fade to grey to be like Frost’s gold that fades, “So dawn goes down to day.” In other words, all the beauty of dawn… and the moment of introspection as we absorb the colors… fades, and we are left to face the dull day.
I kind of thought that was what Jill was about in her response as well. We have this beautiful moment. But as the sun comes up, dawn descends to day. No big stuff; kind of gray, actually. It’s the color burst that makes it.
Yes. Having witnessed, or lived, that colour burst gets one through an otherwise grey(ish) day.
My favorite times of day are sunset through sunrise. Daytime is fine; easier to see without a torch. But the artwork pales to those of the rest of the clock.
You know!! Do you paint?
I used to. I was a mediocre artist at best. I take photos… my better medium. And I attempt to wring color from words.
What can I say but thought so! I also use photography to my advantage at the moment. I miss painting though. And words work well when one finds them.
I usually find the best lying along the walk, or in my trouser pockets when getting ready to do laundry. You find them in life. Sometimes I pull them from behind a child’s ear.
Ha-ha-ha! Magic! I once had a seed I found growing in my jean’s pocket – I don’t remember whether it was before or after laundry.
Lovely imagery laced with meaning. I am intoxicated. 🙂
Wonderful use of colors! There is so much of symbolism in that fading to grey.
Thank you. The colour flattens out once the sun has risen beyond the horizon.
Oooh, nicely done. Not obvious on first read.
I love reading a combination of words that can make your shoulders drop and your jaw soften. Thanks for this.
So much thanks.
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