The painting (charcoal drawing actually) is by Odilon Redon, entitled ‘Tears’.

Tears, horizon, fly, hue, stealing. (Words for use in the prompt, along with the picture)

setting sun on the horizon
brings with it a hue that can
only be described as magical
as a flock of birds fly across
this kaleidoscope sky their
silhouettes chasing the sun
a family homeward bound
stirs this sense of longing
that creeps upon me silently
stealing my joy bringing me to this
unexplained place of tears

Pat R


….I know, I said the same thing on my reread at the end…
I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours:)

For Jane Dougherty Writes


5 responses to “Tears

  1. It’s sad, but as Jane said, a gentle sad. Melancholy. It’s like an old grief that was triggered by this sight. I like the lines about the birds flying like “a family homeward bound.”


  2. Pingback: Poetry challenge Tears: the entries – Jane Dougherty Writes

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