Yellow

Yellow

A Poem by Moon's fairest daughter
"

~The wait~

"
Lemon-scented afternoon.
The marmalade Sun
(my fond Mademoiselle)-
intemperate, 
with a fine white hat 
sat 
eavesdropping.

The air was heavy with music, and her
 lily white hand
    lingered   steady
on the wine glass.

The golden breads, 
the melting butter, 
the shy silverware--
All sat in wait.
    
It was horrid.
For he did not come.

© 2017 Moon's fairest daughter



Author's Note

Moon's fairest daughter
The painting in the poem title is "The Crystal" done by William McGregor Paxton (1990).
(I found it from this page--
http://www.artistsandart.org/2010/08/lady-in-yellow-dress-in-painting.html )


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This was an excellent write. It had the sort of twist to it that comprises the appeal of an O'Henry short story. But with precision strokes that carve the work like a sculptor might chip away stone. The style is very intriguing and the finished product lacks nothing.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Moon's fairest daughter

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for this review!! Wow i feel honoured to be compared to him...actually am a big fa.. read more



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This was an excellent write. It had the sort of twist to it that comprises the appeal of an O'Henry short story. But with precision strokes that carve the work like a sculptor might chip away stone. The style is very intriguing and the finished product lacks nothing.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Moon's fairest daughter

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for this review!! Wow i feel honoured to be compared to him...actually am a big fa.. read more
ooooooooooooooh moonie! what a fool was he ;{ i love the scene you have painted here .. the read was smooth and so entrancing ... i fell under the spell and felt the sadness and disappointment in your closing .. well done says i!
E.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Moon's fairest daughter

2 Months Ago

None of my poems are complete until you review them ;))
And every one of those reviews is on .. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

:) ......................
well i really liked last lines.....the way you end the anticipation of her.....great work...

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Moon's fairest daughter

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much for this review! Muchly appreciated
anonymous_at

3 Months Ago

You are welcome..... :)
Yellow is the day when frowns visit the face of anticipation.

Regards,
Al

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Moon's fairest daughter

4 Months Ago

Look at us, Al..making poetry together...yellow is the wait, yellow are those fog lights that obscur.. read more
Alfred Kukitz

4 Months Ago

In realms of unknown beauty I have discovered the tear of your soul.
Great imagery. The character's disappointment is felt. Nicely executed.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Moon's fairest daughter

3 Months Ago

Thank you, Stonz P for this review..glad you liked it!
and for me..."she" did not come, but alas, least these words suffice

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Moon's fairest daughter

4 Months Ago

Thanks for reviewing this poem..i appreciate it!
i would remove the word 'steady'
truly fantastic

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Everything feels so soft, filled with the lilting music of life in every hue of yellow. One can feel the brushstrokes on the canvas, can taste the warmth, can sense the beauty. Until the last words steal our breath with the absence fierce and vast.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Moon's fairest daughter

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much for another lovely review! Honestly, even your reviews are so beautiful to read! .. read more
An owl on the moon

4 Months Ago

Well, I'm just a magic bean buyer who loves to feast on words by the fire. Thank you for sharing. :).. read more
You paint, with your evocative words, a picture full of promise and richness. And then, the wait. Everything waiting. He did not come. All the more disappointing because of the anticipation. I bet the picture began to melt, a bit like some surrealist paintings! A good poem inspired by 'The Crystal'

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Moon's fairest daughter

4 Months Ago

Exactly...paintings and poetry are so connected and intertwined, what is art if not poetry that we c.. read more

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If you're a dreamer, come in If you're a dreamer, a wisher, a liar A hope er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer, If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire For we have some flax-golden tales to spin .. more..

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