Scraps for a quilt

 

 

I see red
in claret, crimson , scarlet ─
leaves on the ground
*
I see red
at injustice, treachery ─
righteous anger
*
I see red
in irritation at idiocy ─
nothing to be done
*
I see red
as a bright cheerful colour  ─
to keep me warm
*
I see red
as difficult to work with  ─
jarring clashes

 

 

For Miz Quickly who gave us two red pictures as inspiration for today’s poem. 

About https://vivinfrance.wordpress.com

All poetry, prose and pictures posted here, except where otherwise stated, is my own, and may only be used elsewhere with my expressed permission. Please don't be inhibited from correcting my bloopers and making suggestions: Most of what I post here is instant, ill-considered and off-the-cuff, in serious need of editing.
This entry was posted in haiku and senryu and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to Scraps for a quilt

  1. barbcrary says:

    I like your use of the phrase “I see red,” in both a literal and a metaphorical sense. Nicely done, Viv.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. colonialist says:

    You missed a red – the one that has one fumingly tapping the steering wheel while waiting for green! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. The repetition works really well in this. and I like the fact that you chose a quilt as the metaphor on which to build your poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. The diverse and contrasting emotions of a brilliant color…wonderfully gathered, Viv. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Both sides of red expressed well. Nice, Viv

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Misky says:

    Nicely done, Viv.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. julespaige says:

    I too looked up the meaning of the color red.
    So many shades… I remember growing up and having to be careful about clashing red colors.
    Nicely quilted set 🙂
    My attempt:
    Crimson Choral

    Like

  8. katechiconi says:

    I see red
    powdered with white dots
    my favourite happy fabric
    Lovely how one tiny word can have so many meanings…

    Liked by 1 person

I love it when you leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s