Mighty hue of Attitude

stands entitled

in your face

claims it’s place

child of passion-red

bled into yellow

mid-day sun


 Last chance to dance

it plays on rain-soaked branches


on it’s back

leaves laid to rest

on black


like a snore

you can’t ignore

in the dark of night

it goes down

loud and proud





 Entered into One Single Impression



Filed under Poetry

16 responses to “Orange

  1. Love the pause that your ‘Orange’ creates as I take a moment to visit here…. lovely.

    • Hi Reflections. I’ve been passing by that tree every day for a week and finally caught it with my camera yesterday. How many autumns have I walked past, noticed the orange and neglected to pause long enough to capture it? Today I feel that if nothing else was accomplished, at least I appreciated ORANGE. Thank you for appreciating it with me!

  2. That is the perfect description of orange. It is a proud color. Can’t be overlooked or ignored. And you wrote it beautifully.

  3. What a triumphant and beautiful poem…I enjoyed the imagery.

  4. So nice! I love how you go through all the colors before landing on orange!

    Mine is here.

  5. I always wait for them..the summer treat from nature.. very tasty.. made me feel the taste.. !

  6. Orange and loud, never gonna get lost in a crowd!
    Alas all of our orange is down here in NH 😦

    • Hi Rene,
      I remember well, every year on my birthday (in October) we use to climb Mt Monadnock to see the colors because you guys had them up there while Connecticut was still mostly green. Our color came the following month. Alas, maybe you’ll have snow for thanksgiving… horse and sleigh to Grandma’s house kind of thanksgiving….
      Thanks for visiting!

  7. My very favorite color, Cindy. Thanks for this lovely reminder of its strength and zest. peace, Sue

  8. Jingle

    elegant piece.
    keep writing….

    Glad to Land at your fantastic poetry land today,
    How are you?

    Love your poetry talent, Please join us at Jingle Poetry Monday potluck tonight,
    First time participants can link in 1 to 3 old poems, poems unrelated to our theme are welcome!

    Happy Monday/Tuesday!
    Hope to see you in.

    • Thank you Jingle for your kind words. I’m writing a book to a publisher’s mid-Jan deadline now, so unfortunately have no time to write on my blog. As soon as this manuscript is submitted, I’ll come back to play with you guys again. I promise. 🙂

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