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Drawing You in Purple

I draw purple contours
to capture your shape,
but lines fail to show
the color of your heart.

I ask for interpretations
of what your heart says,
just as Picasso spoke
to his inspiration.

I’ve seen Fall
as a beginning and ending,
and your presence in purple
shadows past visions.

Mere scratches on paper
portray more than lines,
and projections of you
tell more than words we share.



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  1. Date: 2/21/2013 1:45:00 PM
    Thank you for your nice comments. I am glad you enjoyed the poem.

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 3:08:00 PM
    very very nice!

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 11:53:00 AM
    I really enjoy poems that incorporate color. Each of us has a special meaning for each color. It's apparent how you feel about purple. Nice work! J