Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Haiku: Color

Colorful Daughter
In Peter Pan, Peter describes to Wendy where Neverland is. He tells her to close her eyes tightly until she can see all the brilliant colors. [Okay, I don't have the exact wording or anything, I'm going on recall here, folks.]

If I look at my daughter really, really, really, really hard, I can see the aura of colors around her, not too unlike her self-portrait.


Brilliant streaks of pinks
and lavenders light the room
and always my heart


[One Single Impression poets are marvelously colorful this week.]


11 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

I love that! Your daughter's portrait is delightful, and so is your poem, which is a wonderful antiphon!

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MyBellavia said...

She shines in her self portrait! And your poem glistens with a mothers heart!

I totally get what you mean by, "really, really, really, really hard". Lol!

My daughter lights up my world,
but with vibrant blue electricity!

Raven said...

Beautiful portrait (I love the butterfly over her heart) and the love-rich poem. This made me feel happy.

zoya gautam said...

Brilliant!

gardenpath said...

This is nice.

Sian said...

Beautiful, the picture, the 'ku and child.

Jeanne said...

Aw, that's nice... great post :-)

lissa said...

a beautiful ode to a child

Genny said...

Love your poem, and the portrait! I know what you mean about the bath toy too. My kids are similar ages and I also have a "basket" of toys (long unused) by the tub.
Genny

Quiet Paths said...

This is a wonderful post. I almost cried reading your next one from Monday. I know that feeling, but having been there I will tell you - you will find the path you need as a parent if you are open to improvising. And, I think you will be. Blessings all around....

the teach said...

Beautiful, patois! Colorful drawing by your daughter! :D

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