Yellow Umbrella

Yellow Umbrella

A Poem by Jennie Baron

Out on the street on a rainy day

A woman with a yellow umbrella caught my eye.

She’ll never know how the sight affected me

How cheery and jaunty it looked

Amid the gloom,

The fog on my car windows,

And the rain streaming down on them.

 

Please, please never let me be

One of those insufferably boring,

Eminently forgettable

Black-umbrella people.

A red one would be nice,

But I’m going to buy myself

The brightest yellow one I can find.


© 2014 Jennie Baron



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Lovely, Jennie! This is a great testament to those who strive to be different and not fall into the constant mold, which I can assume is the "black umbrella". I love the choice of color for the umbrella, what inspired it? I myself have a blue one (with polka dots) haha. :)

Enjoyed it a lot! Well done :):)

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

I literally did see someone walking by with a yellow umbrella. Love your blue polka dot one, though.. read more



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Nothing puts a smile on my face like the color yellow - daisies, sunflowers, the sun on a summer afternoon - and now yellow umbrellas. It is good to be different - boring to be the norm. Wonderful writing :) Julie

Posted 2 Months Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Months Ago

Many thanks, Julie! Your words put a smile on my face on a dreary day (not so different from the one.. read more
Jennie Baron,
This was so fun! On a rainy drab day how about some brightness to lift our spirits? I do have a black umbrella but hardly use it. My polka dot one is my go to. Kathy

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jennie Baron

1 Year Ago

A polka dot one works, too. It's all about individualism and lifting others' spirits. Thank you so.. read more
This is brilliant! Loved the last stanza of being a boring black umbrella person haha

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jennie Baron

1 Year Ago

Glad you liked it, Jamey! I think in general it's best to make oneself distinctive and memorable.
Nice poem! It had me thinking of that show, "How I Met Your Mother," with the yellow umbrella. But yet your poem stood out beautifully too.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jennie Baron

1 Year Ago

Thanks for your reading and review! Such comments are always gratifying.
Cyprian Van Dyke

1 Year Ago

You're very welcome
dear Jennie... A yellow umbrella is like
carrying sunshine with diamonds of
raindrops... truly, Pat

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jennie Baron

1 Year Ago

Exactly! That's an even more poetic way of visualizing the scene.
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Methinks mine would be beige to compliment my middle agedness, boring.....really enjoyed this write

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jennie Baron

1 Year Ago

Middle agedness doesn't have to be boring! I'm middle aged myself. :) I'm glad you enjoyed, and t.. read more
I enjoyed the metaphor comparing people to differently colored umbrellas. This is also a great reminder of how one person can affect another even if they never speak to each other.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jennie Baron

1 Year Ago

You get the metaphor all right. We never know how we affect others without realizing it with our wo.. read more
I have a big umbrella - it has black in it, but it has three other colours as well, in eight sections: red, yellow, blue and black! It is a two-people umbrella, so walking in the rain can be quite romantic! I enjoyed the read!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jennie Baron

1 Year Ago

Glad you enjoyed it! And thanks for sharing. I was intrigued by the multicolored umbrella and it m.. read more
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jennie, this is so lovely...beautifully written dear poet.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

Thank you so very much!
Brightness. Light in the dark. It's almost like a feather happily dancing in a storm, very amusing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

Glad you liked it. I wanted it to be uplifting. Thank you very much Sir!

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Jennie Baron

Dallas, TX



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