Blood Red Rose White. Tanka.

© willowdot21

November’s berry red
White roses adorn the bush
Late Autumn low sun
A beautiful colour mix
Harvenger of bleak winter.

November Ekphrastic Challenge: Day 6

A beautiful poem from Jane Dougherty.

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This poem for Paul Brookes’ challenge, inspired by the paintings Can I go now? by Marcel Herms and Darkness beckons by Terry Chipp, is, I hope not premonitory.

6MH Can I go now, mixed media on canvas, 30 x 40 cm, 2020

Darkness beckons

because the dream is never enough,
because the road runs bright and broad,
because she thought the golden city was for her,

but although she picks up trinkets on the way,
the road ends always in a golden ditch,
and all she sees is a field of magpies.

Continue reading at Jane Dougherty Writes

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