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Rhapsody in Red

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Rhapsody in Red

When morning breaks in shades of wine...
  with claret skies to blush the dawn...
     I will stretch and yawn, and thank the night
           for this polished, dappled day
I will wait until the sun is high, and dew upon the rose is dry
I'll have my cup, .. with toast and jam...
then, make escape, ..........for the quest begins,
                                                              to seek my small reward

It happens slowly...
          gathering reason from an untamed mind
            up into the meadow where the brambles climb
              twisted and tangled, through the burgandy vines
               deftly my fingers, while probing the maze
                will reach for wild berries.....warm from the day
thumping their goodness, one after one
into the bucket, dented and worn
A search through thorns, a prick on my thumb
      till my back is ripe, and wet in the sun
Finger painting my faded old jeans
  Knowing my cheeks are flushing in pink
    Sucking sweet juice from two crimson thumbs
         Who cares a lick, of the thorns or a bee?

I am a bee, buzzing serenity...
     plucking small bits of reason and sanity
           taking home goodness in a battered tin pail
              feeling alive, on this wild-flowered hill

Tonight's sweet delight, is warm berry cobbler, 
  oozing with goodness of juicy red gems
    staining my tongue, and turning lips scarlet
      dripping like blood drops onto my chin
Yet never as splendid, or tasting as fine, 
    as warmed by my smile, straight from the vine

       Picking red berries, and freeing my mind
                                      *   *
                                            * *
                                       *      *
           under clouds tinged vermilion
               and a red crimson sun

For Shadow Hamilton's Contest: "Colours"

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  1. Date: 5/21/2013 12:29:00 PM
    Wow, what a wonderful tapestry in both picturesque as divine. Rare is this poetic jewel and intense somehow it's colours seem ? Love her canvas and shall favour both she and her woven splendours. Very beautiful and dig the passion and also, 'Happy Birthday.' Love, John

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 8:15:00 PM
    This is absoluely brillint imagery, word use and elegant flow. Your poetry speaks volumes and oozes with talent as the berries dripping down your chin... I pictured myself in the scene every step of the way :)

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 4:16:00 PM
    O-oh! What a beauty! Haha, I just listened to the blue one last week! Great title. Your verses are impeccable as always; just ripe with juicy descriptions. Great job with the theme too.

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 6:47:00 PM
    Been there you have chiggers where you're from? Yummy yummy...can I have ice cream? Congratulations

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 12:35:00 PM
    Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 12:50:00 AM
    Red-berried to reach the top... seet congrats, carrie.. still no.1 on soup!..:) hugggs

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 10:50:00 PM
    Picking up the red berries............. wow. Many hearitest congrats for the win.

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 9:06:00 PM
    It is beautiful Carrie,,,, congratulations~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 8:19:00 PM
    You took this and wrapped it all up in red. Great job and win. congratulations, Carrie. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 6:33:00 PM
    You got me thinking in red Carrie, congrats on your super lovely write xxx

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 1:06:00 PM
    Wowing me again with your eloquence, Carrie. Your formatting enhances your poem even further. Congratulations on your well-deserved placement. Well done, my friend. :)

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 11:29:00 AM
    Piling on--I knew Frank would love this--who wouldn't--you are magic!

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 8:02:00 AM
    Carrie, you've done it again--definitely my favorite color poem so far!

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
    You did this so cleverly, not hitting us on the head with your color but just integrating it into the poem through the tale of the red berries and your crimson thumbs, etc. LOVE it. It is sure to be a chart topper.

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 4:19:00 PM
    What a sensory marvel You've penned. I can almost smell your sweet berry cobbler. An excellent write Carrie. I truly enjoyed each and every word. Hugs and warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 12:04:00 PM
    What a tasty treat! I'm a blackberry cobbler fan myself, but any cobbler will do! Yum!! RAY

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 11:03:00 AM
    Fabulous write... fabulous feeling throughout! Loved it Carrie... hugs, Jack xoxox

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 3:11:00 AM
    This is a fabulous write. Facing. Rick

  1. Date: 5/4/2013 10:03:00 PM
    I will be there!!

  1. Date: 5/4/2013 10:03:00 PM
    Wow!To my favs!