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Painting a picture or dreaming a dream

17 Jul

A soft gentle wind blowing softly through trees

Wild flowers dancing to  welcome the bees

The red and the blue, the white and the green

Painting a picture, or dreaming a dream

Mountains wrapped up in a soft misty flow

Look down on the valleys and rivers below

Life passes over this wonderful scene

Painting a picture, or dreaming a dream

Such glorious visions too see and enjoy

An image of life, a thought to employ

Walking on air so fresh and so clean

Painting a picture, or dreaming a dream

Turning a corner where some things are dead

A harrowing sight, the green grass is red

A shadow now falls where life once had been

Painting a picture, or dreaming a dream

A red coloured sun escorting the  dawn

A pale light to shine where life has long gone

A trickle of water shows a flowing light beam

Painting a picture, or dreaming a dream

Jeanie McBain  July 2011

 
14 Comments

Posted by on July 17, 2011 in Poetry

 

14 responses to “Painting a picture or dreaming a dream

  1. Fountains

    July 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I, too, have dreamt of a red sun before! I like how the poem turns from soft, serene imagery into something ominous. Well done.

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    • Jeanie McBain

      July 18, 2011 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you Fountain for you kind words and for visiting

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  2. charlesmashburn

    July 18, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I like the comprison of painting and dreaming.

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    • Jeanie McBain

      July 18, 2011 at 9:39 pm

      Hello Charles, thank you for your comment and for visiting. Your input is greatly appreciated

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  3. Andy

    July 18, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Lovely imagery, Jeanie.

    Thanks for sharing & for visiting my blog.

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    • Jeanie McBain

      July 19, 2011 at 12:03 am

      Thank you for your comment Andy and for dropping by

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  4. Reflections

    July 19, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Wonderful transitions… surreal, yet the possibilities lie before us. Must we not move forth as a people to help the green grasses grow for the generations to come.

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  5. Jingle

    July 19, 2011 at 3:32 am

    lovely dreams makes our day, keep smiling.
    you rock.

    Happy Potluck.

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  6. Jamie Dedes

    July 19, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Delightful, Jeannie, and wonderful one with which to start the day. Thank you!

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  7. mindlovemisery

    July 20, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Beautiful poem I love love the gentleness and the shock of death and then peace. Wonderful

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    • Jeanie McBain

      July 20, 2011 at 8:37 pm

      Thank you for your comment mindlovemisery it’s nice to see you 🙂

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  8. Chimnese

    July 21, 2011 at 10:13 am

    u r so cute with your words of wisdom…amazing imagery.

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    • Jeanie McBain

      July 21, 2011 at 10:15 am

      Thank you Chimnese for your kind words, I appreciate them very much

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