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Somber Is the Color of The Day

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Somber Is the Color of The Day

Somber is the color of the day...

The window glass, enhanced by dew, this dreary afternoon
Prisms of light from a pewter lamp, reflect upon on the fog
A rainbow splashed against the wall forms mirrors of my mood

While quietly, I sit, and ponder it all, my pen is close, my chin in hand
Pinned back, my strands, a sweater, old, is pulled around my chill
 woven in colors, of various yarns, as varied as thoughts that take me away

My mind is lost in a wakened dream
While trees are tossed about in winter wind, 
               and leaves lay dead beneath the snowy mounds
                 a fire glows, and a storm now keeps me bound

One shard of light from a neighbor's home
       across the hill, a distant mile
           The dimness in a room from winter sighs...
                then something sparks a word ...a line, .. a verse, ... a lullaby ...

The day is sadder than the words I had found...
        so somber is the day that keeps me bound

I hide away this moment....a cup of tea, a Golden Lab for company..
One peek beyond the distant hill, a touch of sun
A glimpse of mountain, pastures deep, my dog that sleeps...

A momentary chance to free my soul
In just a brief, but deep departure from the ordinary...
I explore my thoughts, search my heart, wonder what this day will bring...
    I watched old memories, long kept cold, ...unfold as if a dream
      Unsort, relive, those worlds untold.... 
            Exploring new words, I now have found
      
Stumbling through my mind,  unintended
   Watching the words tumble as if unattended...
      Unfolding, exploding, and falling in chaos
             Paying no mind to the reader's conception
                   Cleansing, pleasing, as my soul fits the pieces...
       
                     Beneficial.... to the reader...will it matter? Who knows?...
                       But a satisfying journey traveled and found
                           by myself....and for myself, ....as the one who's  creating...

     Looking out from blurry windows...a dark day continues ...
             on a somber colored day, that kept me bound.....



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For the Contest: Portrait of a Poet sponsored by Gautami Phookan
By Carrie Richards....10/31/10

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  1. Date: 1/2/2014 8:57:00 PM
    You seem a contented person too Carrie...a lovely poem...

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 2:45:00 PM
    You know you have succeeded as a person when you do enjoy your own company, you never disappoint Carrie! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/27/2013 10:01:00 AM
    Magical Carrie! Congrats

  1. Date: 12/25/2013 11:21:00 PM
    as a bio of your thought processes and yourself as a poetess, this is truly an exceptional poem and I'd expect nothing less. Congrats on a very well deserved win!

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 6:10:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Happy Christmas Eve. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 12:07:00 AM
    Enjoyed your beautiful write on a portrait of a poet and congratulations on the win, Carrie

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 9:23:00 PM
    You are so talented, congratulations!

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 6:22:00 PM
    Carrie, As I have said, somedays, are just that way, you just gotta tell it like it is. And it makes nice poetry in your minds eye. Congratulations and Merry Christmas!

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 2:23:00 PM
    I can't tell you absorbing this poem was for me. You have put in words the progression of thoughts, feelings and ideas that often swarm in disarray within my mind and then collide. I'm keeping this one for a long, long time. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 2:23:00 PM
    I can't tell you absorbing this poem was for me. You have put in words the progression of thoughts, feelings and ideas that often swarm in disarray within my mind and then collide. I'm keeping this one for a long, long time. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 12:16:00 PM
    Congrats Carrie on your fabulous win! Loved this beautifully crafted piece of writing.Thank you so much for your participation. huggs...G

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 9:26:00 PM
    Carrie, a nice and awesome win... Congratulations with your awesome #1. I love many of Andrea's favorite poems. always~ Good Night* PD

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 1:07:00 PM
    Congrats on your wonderful win... I actually enjoy reading your piece... well done.

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 10:43:00 AM
    Carrie, Some days are just that way, but are worthy to record and share in this very manner. RAY

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 10:13:00 AM
    A very interesting write that seems to at times reflect us all... in your work. Congratulations on the win!

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 10:22:00 PM
    Congratulations on your wonderful win with this mystic piece of your soul's reflections. Beautifully written Carrie.

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 6:04:00 PM
    This imagery is so touching, puts me siting right there with you. J.

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 4:45:00 PM
    Your free verse is so beautiful one forgets it is unrhymed. Lovely. No wonder it is one of Andrea's favorites. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 4:24:00 PM
    Breathtaking, Carrie, and flawlessly penned. Congrats!

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 1:34:00 PM
    great write and win...congrats

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