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


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

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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Hi Jennie. We find true inspiration to reward ourselves with betterment in the most unusual places. I love that thought of buying a yellow umbrella. Shake your personality loose and escape the humdrum. Well done, alf

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

Thank you for reading, alf, and for the kind review! I've been gratified by the response to this on.. read more
Oh wow, I adore the symbolism of this poem. It's a snapshot of 'ah ha' moment. A pivotal milestone, if you will. It's simplicity tells volumes too, with how the simplest of things can be moving and deeply felt. It's amazing how colors can lighten our mood and strike us in times as this. I also see the idea of being playful, and light hearted in order to enjoy the bad weather that life throws at us. This is a charming vision that you've shared, thank you for that. I see we have some commonalities too, music and region. :) Happy writing to you! Respectfully, blue angel

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

Thanks for the good word; it's all the more meaningful coming from such a great poet. The inspirati.. read more
blue angel

2 Years Ago

Well thank you for the compliment. It is indeed a refreshing read. I feel I need to upgrade my umbre.. read more
Oh I loved this! Great job Jennie :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

2 Years Ago

I'm so happy you liked it! I appreciate the positive word.
Very charming little poem. You clearly have a great talent for painting a vivid picture with the least amount of words possible, for example your first stanza here absolutely made me feel like I was watching the scene unfold, rather than merely reading it. A rare gift to be sure, and the message is a fantastic one. Thanks for posting. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

I'm flattered that you liked it. Thanks very much!
:) THIS is the way to look at Life - always seeking the brightest spots! A fun piece that reminds us to be as colorful as we can!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

True indeed! Thanks for your reading and the kind review.
This made me Giggle the Rain is very happy to me
I love the rain I am one of those kinds of people LOL...


Ah a Bright Yellow Umbrella
well the yellow Rose it means Friendship
Joy sunshine all the yellowy Bright happy things.




We have a beautiful blue and gray umbrella
Blue and Turquoise and dark reds are my favorite
colors not a gloomy person per say the rain you
can jump in the puddles I am a Child at heart :)
and you can see the crystal droplets
making music everywhere when we don't get rain I love
it and it is so soothing to me.






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.


Thank you for this Lovely
jaunty little piece I enjoyed reading this
and thank you for your kind review and comments
you left on my page.




This is going to my favorites.


Have a Blessed Thursday. Benita

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

It truly does my heart good to see someone enjoy my work and especially save it in their favorites. .. read more
Benita c Staebelll - KindredPoet

3 Years Ago

You're welcome. Well I saw a little bit of that in the poem
this was a very interesting piece.. read more
There's nothing like colour on a dark day to lift the eyes from the puddles and the mind from anything and everything. There's a series of lovely scenes wrapped in feelings here, seems very real. And I love brollies!

Fun read. finely phrased.. and carrying me off and away with a grin! Thank you.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much Emma, I'm glad you liked it and your review is much appreciated!
emmajoy

3 Years Ago

:) + :) + :)
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


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

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
Simple but says a lot, about how how lifestyles are often reflections of our choices of materials and goodies. The jaded ones often opt for the brightest colours while the gloomy ones like the dullest colours. what an insightful write. kudos

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much for reading!
what fun is it to be different.. to color outside the lines.. to be the bright quirky crayon in the box... I loved the message in this one, and agree wholeheartedly.. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

It's very nice that we agree and I appreciate the good word wholeheartedly. Many thanks!

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Jennie Baron
Jennie Baron

Dallas, TX



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Music is a huge part of my life and an inspiration. My favorite bands include Train, Imagine Dragons, James, Matchbox Twenty, etc. And of course I still listen to all of those classic-rock songs tha.. more..

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