In Prism

In Prism

A Poem by Richard Williams

The color of light.


Very often will the light separate
into magnificent streams of color;
oceans of hues have school within the glass.
Laser beams paint with pinpoint brush,
each stroke a radiant ray of rainbow.
Traces transcend even the black of space.

Photons dance in a chorus line of blue
until yellow ushers in magenta.
Reds all play violins in unison.
Purple parades out front in regal robes
looking through a revolving door at green
eyes on the face of an autumn sunset.

(Violet Purple: an Acrostic)

© 2010 Richard Williams

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thanks so much for entry of this beautiful poem into my colours comp, sorry for the delay in judging and reviews, thanks for being so understanding, i love this so many descriptives and colours,!!! thanks again good luck

Posted 3 Years Ago

One hell of a tableau you here vividly created. I'm enchanted by its beauty!

Marvelously done.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Who taught you to paint with colors…
Direct from light….
A very good picture….
Loved the music behind it….

Posted 12 Years Ago

I love acrostics. They're fun to invent & U did a wonderful job here.
I particularly like the 2nd part w/ all it's physical movement. Colors definitely flow with gobs of activity. Ur imagery is very colorful ...
Fav phrases: Each stroke a radiant ray of rainbow, Photon dance in a chorus line of blue until yellow ushers in magenta ... Good job, RLW!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Beautiful! I loved the written picture you painted with the colors of the rainbow. I have to ask though, I can't understand the last line in brackets, (Violet Purple: an Acrostic). A 100/100 for a stunning piece!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Reds all play violins in unison.

I LOVE this line, LOVE it. I really enjoyed how you played with the colors, and in my mind it was such a kaleidoscopic show, from one color to the next.

What I enjoyed the most was you didn't just say "red and blue and yellow", but you described the specific color of the color, like "green eyes on the face of an autumn sunset." Brilliant!!

I really enjoyed this. Keep writing!

Posted 12 Years Ago

This is wonderful way of describing the colors in a prism or rainbow. It is creatively done and the line about purple is amazing.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on August 14, 2010
Last Updated on September 30, 2010
Tags: prism, light, laser, rainbow, photons, yellow, red, purple, blue, black, green, autumn