Derby #245: Poetry Illustrated
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Cobalt

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schlady


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"Cobalt"
by Rolf Jacobsen

Colors are words’ little sisters. They can’t become soldiers.
I’ve loved them secretly for a long time.
They have to stay home and hang up the sheer curtains
in our ordinary bedroom, kitchen, and alcove.

I’m very close to young Crimson, and brown Sienna,
But even closer to thoughtful Cobalt with her distant eyes and
untrampled spirit.
We walk in dew.
The night sky and the southern oceans
are her possessions.
and a tear-shaped pendant on her forehead:
the pearls of Cassiopeia.
We walk in dew on late nights.

But the others.
Meet them on a June morning at four o’ clock
When they come rushing toward you,
On your way to a morning swim in the green cove’s spray.
Then you can sunbathe with them on the smooth rocks.
Which one will you make yours?

"Way to leave room for the rest of us, John."

bluesplot


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I love this shirt so much! I would also love this as a print with the poem underneath it. I would so hang this in my daughter's room! Please consider this for redbubble.com if you don't win this. Good luck!

schlady


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bluesplot wrote:I love this shirt so much! I would also love this as a print with the poem underneath it. I would so hang this in my daughter's room! Please consider this for redbubble.com if you don't win this. Good luck!


Thank you, so glad there's love for this design! Post-woot I will see what I can do; I am able to make my own fine art prints but the t-shirt and/or use of the poem I will have to look into.

"Way to leave room for the rest of us, John."

thatquietgir1


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Kind of reminds me of the painting the bathers by cezanne.

http://www.art-reproductions.net/cezanne-paul/the-bathers

schlady


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thatquietgir1 wrote:Kind of reminds me of the painting the bathers by cezanne.

http://www.art-reproductions.net/cezanne-paul/the-bathers


<3!

"Way to leave room for the rest of us, John."

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