moody afternoon

as I drove
I saw a mood
in colour
the clouds
took on the 
shades of autumn leaves
puffy and rouged
tinged with bronze
against a canvas
of washing-day blue
the leaves themselves
became ruddy lanterns
warming softly the light
and in the distance
the sky glowered
school uniform grey
thick as a duffle coat
to infinity and beyond
as though this place 
and now were 
hope in a storm

Written for Mish’s dVerse Prompt “Go ahead, Make my day” in which she asks us to pick from a selection of lines from movies and weave our chosen quote into a poem. I chose “to infinity and beyond” from Toy Story

26 thoughts on “moody afternoon

  1. some great descriptions reflecting much of what I saw yesterday: the ‘rouged clouds’ , the ‘sky glowered school uniform grey’ only I wouldn’t have put it good as you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I love this nostalgia-inducing poem, which took me back to the autumn term, going back to school in my stiff, itchy new uniform. The use of colour is deft, especially โ€˜washing-day blueโ€™, and evocative, and these lines made me smile:
    โ€˜the leaves themselves
    became ruddy lanternsโ€™
    and
    โ€˜the sky glowered
    school uniform grey
    thick as a duffle coatโ€™.

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  3. Lovely poem, some gorgeous turns of phrase: autumn leaves puffy and rouged / against a canvas of washing-day blue / the sky glowered school uniform grey, thick as a duffle coat. ๐Ÿ™‚

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