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. 


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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.

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  2. colonialist says:

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

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  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.

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

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

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  6. Misky says:

    Nicely done, Viv.

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  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


  8. katechiconi says:

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

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