Saturday, January 21, 2017

In Spite Of Its Costume



 'It's a very nice day', remarked little Luke yesterday, 
with his back turned to the gray-drippy outdoors and his eyes pre-tasting the colorful fruit treat he was mixing...

We've had gray-on-gray day-after-day for more mornings than any of us would choose 
but we don't decide the color of dawn's dress...
and though at first glance each gray day may seem like a carbon-copy of the previous we know no two are alike in spite of its costume!



That gold gong in yon belfry is muffled by gray on gray
Wall-to-wall tulle keeps the full sweep of countryside at bay
Those ‘pastures green’ we dream of wallow in a world of mud
Earth’s tree-lines skimmed with breathy brume and winter’s bastioned bud

Gladness is like a song we sing in spite of what is not
The sadness-es deemed for this day will spill hope’s care-filled lot
Life’s sit-and-spin, its grit-and-grin, its what-must-be-will-be
Flings wide the door of every morn to opportunity

Daybreak is like a lake, lack-luster; lost in in its own fray
Its landscape lies beneath a cape of shapeless, weightless gray
We wake and sleep, weep, laugh and leap across its brief commune
And make the best it, oh yes, in spite of its costume

© Janet Martin

 How are you making Best today?!
I think I'll kitchen putter with some cleaning-cooking-baking! 
I've NEVER heard any complaints yet when I choose this Saturday-activity😀




4 comments:

  1. Out of the mouth of babes...it reminds me of that Robert Frost poem "Dust of Snow", only his snow-crow-dusty moment is a glass bowl of bright fruit. We've been starved for color here too, but today is sunny at last.

    The imagery in the first line of your poem is my favorite.

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    1. Thank-you. I did laugh out lud when Luke said it...such innocence and living-in-the-moment which, just then looked very 'nice':)

      The first line came to me as i scanned another foggy morning and i pounced on it like a cat on a yarn-ball!
      wouldn't the dream-poem be if EVERY line was a YES-this-exactly-what-I-was-trying-say/paint-line!?

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  2. Yes, there is always something good for those who have eyes to see.

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    1. for those who have yes to see it...perfectly put! thank-you Martin.

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