Winter's Barren Stage

Winter's Barren Stage

A Poem by Fran Marie





Winter's Barren Stage


The sky was a grey canvas lacking zest
awaiting an artist's touch~ perhaps
some splashes of bright aqua blues

A few sacred leaves thin as tissue
paper with precious little life,still
trying to cling to undressed trees
which temporarily lost their green
splendor,started drifting down to
the ice-covered ground

All life below proved to be in
suspended animation
'twas no escape from
winter's barren stage
now desolate, empty and so
void of all color.

Icy winds blew~ launching
whiirling snowfkaes into a
blustery blizzard

For a moment I hesitated
and held the thought
wondering if I could
change the scenery

I imagine holding a bucket
of blue paint and almost
forgetting~ I grab some
yellow from an imaginary palette
and toss it into the air

Just a creative thought of color
in my mind's eye,but
'Alas Mother Nature
shall have her way

© 2010 Fran Marie

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I like the imagery of this poem. Really love the description as well with the color choice. Brilliant

Posted 2 Years Ago

I love the thought of trees being undressed and of painting the landscape with a paint brush. Truly, your words painted a lovely landscape for my mind's eye. We CAN change the scenery in our imaginations! Wonderful work, Fran Marie. Lydi**

Posted 3 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

  Fran Marie

3 Years Ago

Thank you Lydia, I so appreciate it..
Brilliantly painted word picture!

Posted 3 Years Ago

  Fran Marie

3 Years Ago

Thanks so very much,

3 Years Ago

yw :)
Wonderfuly written with a touch of color! You are quite the poet. I am honored to have the privilege of reviewing and sharing your work with others! If this poem was a painting, then it would be nearly the most beautiful thing I'd ever see!

Posted 4 Years Ago

0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

  Fran Marie

4 Years Ago

aww, what a nice thing to say~ glad you liked it andThanks so very much;

Good write; excellent imagery; sacred leaves thin as tissue paper; suspended animation . Hope for just a little color on the dreary grey sky!

Posted 5 Years Ago

Good write. Excellent flow of words.

Posted 6 Years Ago

A beautiful write, and the idea of painting the white is an interesting one.
I think it's important to note that the colors are only "temporarily lost", so it isn't that bad to let Mother Nature have her way of going through a bleak state, because it's not a permantent one.
Very inspiring.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Mother Nature is in control of the paint this time, a creative ending.

Posted 7 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very lovely outstanding write.

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on February 14, 2008
Last Updated on December 16, 2010


  Fran Marie
Fran Marie

Paris, KY

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