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Songs in Red
by Kathy Kubik

Saturday, April 08, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Cape of the bullfighter,
flung up in the air.
Wrinkles of velvet
whoosh.

Geisha's lips,
exaggerated pout
lines filled in with color.

Circles of henna,
drawn on a young girl's hands,
smooth and pale,
at a marriage mendhi ceremony
in India.

Gowns of Buddhist monks,
gracefully draped around their shoulders,
all in a line,
a snake crawling along the dirt road.

Mars glows red,
with spots of black intermingled within,
poses like a doughnut in mid-air.

Ink of the tatoo,
along one side of his arm,
a backdrop for the art within,
pricks of blood long gone.

The pot held by Sadhus in India,
stands out among the torn rags.
Roses, starting to dry,
the color a soft, suede red.

Blood,
mixed with maize and millet,
drunk by a Surma boy
in South Ethiopia,
his skin gray with dust,
feet bare and poor,
elbows worn.

Glowing embers of
lava flow from a volcano in Hawaii,
palm trees wait below.

Temple at Hardiwar,
standing tall,
a contrast among the clouds.

The neon sign
softly blinking
"come here, come here".

First published in Voices Magazine, 2003.

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Reviewed by Cathy Delaleu 1/16/2007
The imagery is flawless...thanks for sharing
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 8/11/2006
Great paralels in color and images...M
Reviewed by Alexandre Arnau 4/9/2006
this was an excellent example of color study. i try them once in a while (but never well). i'd like to think since you started with red, you'll move on to the rest of the rainbow. that would exciting.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/8/2006
Kathy,

Brilliant!!!!!!!! You paint a beautiful poem.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Candy T (Reader) 4/8/2006
your voice is rapidly becoming a favourite. this is poetry.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/8/2006
Red is passion and life, Kathy! Well done. Thank you.

Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 4/8/2006
Imagery was excellent and outstanding..

((Hugs And Love, JoAnne ))
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