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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The first thought I had reading the title was 'Big Yellow Taxi' by Joni...
And this had the same spirit as the song, cheerful and hopeful..

I like the structuring and the flow.
Good write.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

Yes, it's all about standing out from the crowd, but in a positive and meaningful way that benefits .. read more
We all need some colour in our lives. From a high window on a rainy day in London it is the weirdest thing imaginable to watch all those black umbrellas scurrying by, it's like some sort of dark tidal flow.

T

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

:) Northern Texas weather is about as far as you can get from London's, but it was a rare rainy day.. read more
The title is unique. The poem is marvelous rendering...:)...................

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

My husband, who's a "How I Met Your Mother" fan, pointed out that that a yellow umbrella was a recur.. read more
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. You are welcome...:)..............................
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

:)..........................
I can just picture that bright yellow umbrella, giving color to the world like a late winter daffodil.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

Yes indeed. We should want to be personalities that give color to the world and that's what this is.. read more
Great imagery! Easy flow and a enjoyable read.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

I appreciate your reading and your kind review!
storiestotell

3 Years Ago

My pleasure!
Do you happen to shop QVC? They show them from time to time in bodacious prints!

I love this. I have a red/black one, but I'm pretty certain my mood would be lifted if I saw a yellow one on such a bleary day! Such wonderful introspect, Jennie. I shall think of this whenever it rains here in San Diego...that is, IF it ever happens to, again! ; )

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

:) Actually rain this time of year in Dallas is pretty rare, too...what does the song say, it never .. read more
i started thinking of that song Yellow Balloon by Yellow Balloon...

"just like a yellow balloon on a rainy afternoon
i never liked the rain before, it always made me stay inside"

but this is a bright spot on a rainy day...and i like the analogy...

the black, boring umbrella of sameness....i don't want to be like that...i want to be different, cheerful...a bright spot in life.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

That's exactly what this is about, Jacob!
Blue would be my colour of choice, but in all likelihood I'd get a black one just to fit in with the crowd haha A light-hearted piece that still carries a certain message if one chooses to go deep enough with it, and I go deep with everything, it's in my DNA...nicely done Jennie :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jennie Baron

3 Years Ago

If there's a message it's about standing out from the crowd and not being ignored! I appreciate the.. read more

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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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