Monday, 15 August 2011

AWAITING THE PAINTER

My bland walls,
are in need of your paint.

Daub them with
your precious colour.

Vibrant and wet,
let it drip. . .

Running rivulets,
down the length of them.

Hues bleeding,
merging into one another.

Creating new shades as they go.

Please, take up your vivid colour,
and paint this wall Red.


Written for Mag #78 at Magpie Tales Inspired by the picture above.

25 comments:

Brigid said...

A sensual poem, Susannah. Nothing bland or beige about your walls.

Mary said...

Beautiful! In my last house I had a RED kitchen and really enjoyed it! I love red.

Deborah said...

Oooh ... gorgeously written!

Brian Miller said...

mmm...red is an evocative color for sure...and i love painting it vivid...

Helen said...

Steamy! Really steamy ... reading between the lines so much fun.

Berowne said...

Bold color; bold poem...

Jinksy said...

Red for danger... :)

Words A Day said...

very juicy, and well written:)
love the lines -
Daub them with
your precious colour.

izzy said...

I just did my bath and the paint ran-darn it- mines pale blue though, thanks!

Kristen Haskell said...

ooo la la I am feeling the need to repaint my bedroom after that one.

Mama Zen said...

This is so sensual!

jen revved said...

Wow-- very imaginatively conceived poem! xxxj

signed...bkm said...

Yes, paint it vivid and RED...life giving RED...bkm

Elizabeth said...

I once painted my bedroom wall bright red, and was glad I moved before it needed to be repainted. I loved the color though. Love your very sensual poem.

Elizabeth

Lena said...

Messy with red.....my kinda wall....!!

sharplittlepencil said...

Mary, I had a red kitchen in my last house, too! Loved it, so inspiring.

Susannah, a wonderful quality of yours is that you see that bland picture and demand it bring forth color. Strong color, at that. Lovely use of the prompt! Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/me-not-me-an-etheree/

R. Burnett Baker said...

Hot! but you're gonna need more than those three rollers, two brushes, and paint pan!

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Very sensual - brilliantly done.

Anna :o]

Trellissimo said...

A delicious metaphor. Great Magpie.

Scribbler said...

I loved that red is the precious, sacred color. Your writing is full of every color - yet another wonderful poem.

Susannah said...

Thanks everyone for your comments, all very much appreciated. :-) x

Nicholas V. said...

Red walls rule! Beautiful poem.

jaerose said...

A blank wall is a thing of great prospect..love the new profile pic also..did you paint it? Jae

Susannah said...

Jae, yes I did (a long while ago). :-) Good to see you. x

Erratic Thoughts said...

Aww!this is amazingly written...

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