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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Well unique and lovely.
Very nicely penned.
And the best thing about being a writer is that we find poetry and beauty in things that people juat see and pass by.
Very well done.
Enjoyed it!

Thank you for sharing.
-Angad


Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

Yes, I agree it's great to to find poetry and beauty in everyday things when others don't always. T.. read more
Angad Waraich

3 Years Ago

You're most welcome.
Lovely … I am partial to red, myself:)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

Well, that's just fine, too! Whatever sets you apart from the crowd and makes you memorable in a po.. read more
The first thing I noticed in China was how many people carried an umbrella, of all different colours and patterns, not to protect them from the rain, but from the sun. The Chinese, having a light yellow skin already, hate to get sunburnt, as to them pale skin is the most beautiful. So it was a sight, for a westerner, to see this forest of umbrellas marching at lunchtimes to the various eating places on campus. Your poem reminded me of this, Jennie.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

Your taking the time to read and sharing that memory are much appreciated. Great story!
"Eminently forgettable"---amen.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

You have "gotten" what this poem is about, Madeline! I don't mean to put anyone down but this is ab.. read more
Madeline

3 Years Ago

Absolutely, I agree, and have thought about this matter a lot. I'm glad you have put it out there in.. read more
Quiet pleasurable thoughts you`ve dripped down into the pages. It reminds me `bout the colorless rain fulled of "colors". Nice imagery.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

I'm glad you liked it, John. Thanks for reading!
Wórdsmíth

3 Years Ago

Always a pleasure to read such deep insightful stuffs to make the day bright along the coldness of m.. read more
Can't express how much I love this. Awesome idea and language. Very creative taking something as random and ordinary as an umbrella color and turning it into a portrayal of character.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

Your words and your reading are much appreciated, Amanda.
Nice portrayal of your umbrella coilor-analysis. I usually go for one with skulls, or else certain blues and purples myself

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

:) It's an individual thing. Whatever you like that sets you apart from the crowd! Thanks for rea.. read more
haha i found this funny ... perhaps the umberella was on loan from their dad or something ... I actually prefer singing in the rain ... such a lovely feeling

your poem I like for the moment in thought :) yay!

xx

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

:) Thank you....
Your theme captured me. I like the way you wrote this piece. It's simplicity felt honest, like hearing a "Good Morning" from someone and they really meant it.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

Many thanks, Alfred!
This stood out in my mind in the way that a black and white photo, with only one object colored brilliantly does. An easy thing to do in Photoshop, but back in the day of hand tinting of photos a real art. This little poem was real art, a brightly colored object in a scene of dark.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

Wow, thanks so much, Noel! An interesting take on the scene. Thanks for your reading and review.

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Jennie Baron

Dallas, TX



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