Monday, September 13, 2010

For the bus...

Heya all! I have been down with a terrible flu and couldnot hit this place for gosh(!) three whole weeks.And I missed two poetry busses and many wonderful reads. I will be catching up with all those pretty soon. Here's for one more striking poetry bus challenge given by Colorful Marion and she tells us to write on colors. Here you will find other passengers with their beautiful poems. :) Marion is influenced by yellow and it shows in her brilliant poem.

This one from me:

White

I wonder which white
-I am most fond of
Something in white
-ticks me off

Must be the silky white
-of my wedding gown
Or are those white tulips
-from the neighboring town

It oughto be the white of
-Christmas-stocking’s loaded sock
It gotto be the white of
-pearl under that shiny rock

Could be the milky white
-toothy-grin of her baby
Might be the white bear
-in her musical lullaby

Oh is it the white jumpiness
-to the road to altar
Maybe the white fear when
-caught puncturing a car

Yes it must be my gram’s
-Salt-n-pepper bushy hair
Or is it my granny’s
-buttercream-frosting’s share

Should be the twinkling white
-spread of glittery stars
It could be the white of
-dappled moon’s attar

But mostly it’s idyllic moments
-in every white
Something that strums
-in my heart so bright
& right.

14 comments:

Eric Alder said...

Did somebody say 'buttercream frosting'? Great, now I've got cupcakes on the brain!

Interesting take on the many faces of white. I'm glad the Poetry Bus stopped here!



WORD VERIFICATION: maniart
DEFINITION: what decorates insane asylums

jason evans said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling well. :(

I like your poem. One is one of the most complex of colors (being all the visible colors at once).

Peter Goulding said...

Who'd have thought there were so many variations on white?
Great to have you back!

Erratic Thoughts said...

@Eric :D Thank you for that kind comment and oh-yes the word verification :)
Njoy those cupcakes...mmmmmm now I need some too...yummy :)

@Jason Sure it's the most complex yet peaceful colour n its one of my fav:)
I was so restless too get back to this place..missed reading more than writing!


@Peter It's so good to be back.Thank you for that warm welcome.

Marion said...

You've made me see white in a whole new color. Tee-Hee. Thanks for riding the Poetry Bus with me. Blessings!!

Erratic Thoughts said...

@Marion That was a super bus ride with you too.Glad to be on the bus this week :)

Helen said...

So glad to know you are feeling well again ... loved 'Morning Blues' and 'White' opened up a whole new attitude toward the color!

Erratic Thoughts said...

@Helen Thank you so much :)

Dave King said...

Excellent. Having tried the excercise myself, and knowing how challenging the task was, I can appreciate it all the more. Excellent. (It deserves at least two of them.)

Dave King said...

Excellent. Having tried the excercise myself, and knowing how challenging the task was, I can appreciate it all the more. Excellent. (It deserves at least two of them.)

Erratic Thoughts said...

@Dave You made my day!Thank you so much!It's a big honour to get such warm a compliment from an intellectual poet/writer like you...:)

Sarah said...

I enjoyed your musing on white. I liked each interpretation and their differences. I loved the white of the tulips and the baby's teeth. My favourite white is the blue white of snow-in reality but especially in paintings.

Totalfeckineejit said...

So cool a poem for a colour that was a shade less travelled.Bueno!

Erratic Thoughts said...

@Sarah I am glad you enjoyed it :)
I forgot to mention your fav, bcoz somewhere even I like it :)

@TFE Thank you so much :)