Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Blue Door

Behind
the blue door -
the blue-lipped crone
I'll be
I am becoming.

Behind
the black door
the black-eyed girl
I'm bound
to leave behind.

Behind
the red door
the angry voice
of truth
a dream / a drumming.

Behind
the green door
rest, a self
caress -
want sanctified.

For The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

17 comments:

Stacie Eirich said...

Love how you play with the different colored doors here, like opening into pieces of our souls -- it is also feels a bit like a children's fantasy story, though a dark one at that. That it ends in rest is a lovely moment of peace.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Loved, esp the "behind the Green Door" reference. I'm old enough to know. Beautiful as always.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So poignant, that black-eyed girl you're bound to leave behind. Sigh. Love the different doors.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is such an interesting concept, MZ. I admire the evolution of your theme in each stanza.

Debi Swim said...

All the different doors of us and different stages of life. Interesting piece you have written.

brudberg said...

Changes changes... each one having its own door... maybe we need more green doors

Margaret said...

Some doors we run through, others perhaps we don't mean to close... very interesting poem and concept.

razzamadazzle said...

Very interesting use of color! Nice.

Sioux said...

MZ--My favorite? The red door stanza.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Hmmm, I think you might have inspired me to something. Fascinating poem.

blueoran said...

A quaternity of selves, like a cross of being, resolving into a very unusual construction: "a self / caress- / want sanctified" Self-complete yet not smoothed over, leaving the door open to more ...

Marian said...

Green door, the rhymes, this is perfect.

said...

I loved it reading it as is, but I'm so thankful for Mosky's comment (which takes it up a notch or two[-thousand], for me).

Your creativity blows my mind.

Fireblossom said...

Really neatly done, MZ.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Reminds me of Edward de Bono's coloured hats.
(The devil in me wants to know what is behind teh labrador.)

Susie Clevenger said...

So many doors to open before we find peace.

Margaret said...

Loved it second time through as well!