3.11.2012

rainbow rose

Early crocus viewed
through fireworks glasses:
orange-violet kaleidoscope,
obscuring surrounding
gray-brittle grass.

Fireworks glasses vista,
fractal in bathroom mirror:
beamy rainbow of words
outglinting temple gray,
my fraying seams.


photo by Ellen Wilson


Inspired by this cool and beautiful Instamatic photo by fellow Toad Ellen Wilson and posted to the Sunday Mini Challenge at Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads.

17 comments:

  1. Wonderful images with the kaleidoscope and fireworks glasses, Marian. I like this a lot, but my favorite line has to be "outglinting temple gray"! Great stuff.
    K

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  2. I loved your kaleidoscope view! I loved the use of gray and fraying to portray the endurance of winter and one's mood!
    Clever!

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  3. I enjoyed your music challenge! It reminded me of wonderful memories~ Finally got it down! Thank you~

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    1. i loved your response! thank YOU for the great photos.
      almost always, i can't respond to photo prompts. but yours? so cool!

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  4. How unique is this? I love the view through fractured glass, and how it colours the grey reality.

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  5. thanks, friends! i like how this turned out, too.
    Ella's photos are so cool!
    my kids were running around wearing "fireworks glasses," which make the world bounce with color.
    and our first crocus is up! spring has sprung.

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  6. Saw your crocus. Appreciate that last line.
    When it comes to you and poetry, everything turns out.

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  7. I love the rainbow outglinting the gray!

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  8. fireworks glasses! love it!! I think I need a pair of these for the office,...

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  9. Ah, yes... my seams are a-fray as well. As are the hinges and corners of my countenance. Still, they are love-worn, like the Velveteen Rabbit; and who can deny the wonder and glory of that?

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  10. I need some fireworks glasses badly--great stream of consciousness, with fractured fractals figuring in the always iffy mirage mirror...every time I look in it I see some old woman--what is *up* with that???

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  11. mature and vibrant and most of all happy to be.

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  12. my kids got the fireworks glasses at a birthday party. WAY better than rose-colored.
    http://www.fireworksglasses.com/

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  13. i like how you saw fireworks and fractals in this

    withered wanderer

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