the color of memory

a half-finished, turned corner

satisfied coldness

incomplete


rain falling

against the grain

overcrowded rice bowls


rise stumble

stumbleย fall

touch

 
she draws a man

with yellow hat

the color of memory

by mary ann blinkhorn

47 thoughts on “the color of memory

  1. fantastic poem. loved the way the mood changed at the final lines.

  2. David says:

    like Sharmishtha, I loved the shift in the last part…wonderful poem

  3. onwindydays says:

    Mmm, rain. That just set the mood perfectly. Great post! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. onwindydays says:

    Of course! It’s always a pleasure.

  5. writingtip says:

    Thanks for liking my blog so I came to visit yours. Loved the yellow hat. Made the whole poem. I admit that I’m slow to pick up anything in poetry except for metered verse, but I’m trying. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy day. Deb

  6. ManicDdaily says:

    I can’t help thinking of Curious George – and memories of childhood. Lovely. K.

  7. ladyfi says:

    Very well written! Lyrically lovely.

  8. Caddo Veil says:

    “The Color of Memory”–just that alone is wonderful! Makes me think–may produce a poem, if so I’ll link back to you, okay?

  9. Norm says:

    Fine, meaningful poem. I am a fan off everything you write.

  10. George Ellington says:

    Very nice indeed. Flows wonderfully.

  11. fiztrainer says:

    I love this … ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. Great rhythm to this piece. Excellent last stanza

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  14. I loved this. Somehow made me homesick (in a good way) for people watching in Japan.
    anne

  15. new post please ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Rick Stokes says:

    It feels like bits of memory.
    “rain falling
    against the grain” – great line!

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