Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Surreal Rain

Mexico



in the rain lit hours
any blue
any drop of blood red
seem out of place

sabotaging
the delicious melancholy
of coming home to

the witching midnight
and cold sheets

in the grey 
of rain lit hours
a lone blue harlequin
could be some errant soul
waiting for 
bloodless wings


Gabriel Pacheco 1973 - Mexican Surrealist Visionary painter


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14 comments:

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Oh, Gemma, this is sad and gorgeous. As one who 'lives in the greys,' this is also a metaphor for madcap occurrences during a depressive cycle.

Your notion that a drop of red would be out of place is so apt, so sure. Amy

Nataša Dolenc said...

i love the imagery here.. and i love the melancholy of it.. really felt it.

Kodjo Deynoo said...

The pictures and words complement each other so well

The Pensive One said...

lovely poem :)

wabisabipoet said...

Beautifully written interpretation of the painting!

Mary said...

Both the poem and the picture compliment the title you have chosen. I feel that sense of melancholy and shiver a bit at the thought of bloodless wings.

Brian Miller said...

it has a rather haunting tone to it....i think it is the word choice that does it...the sabotague, witching.....bloodless wings...nice gemma

Kerry O'Connor said...

What amazing (and exciting) artwork! And your ekphrasis response is just excellent, Gemma.

Sreejit Poole said...

Chilling, I'm getting that feeling I used to get as a kid on Halloween - shallow breath, shoulders raised - Good job!

Abin Chakraborty said...

fabulous pictures. and matching surreal lines.loved it.

grapeling said...

Gemma, a fine interpretation ~ M

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A fantastic write, Gemma....the colors and, especially, the closing lines, are simply stunning. Whu-hoo!

Celestial Dreamz said...

somehow the tone is making me sentimental ... lovely poem ...

Enigmatic Soul said...

I am awed by your style. You can express so much in so little words. Brilliant. And an absolute favourite. Keep it up.

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