Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Weekend Mini Challenge (posted by Kim) – “A Rainbow Of Sonnets”
“This weekend I would like you to write a NEW sonnet based on a colour of your choice. It could be your favourite colour, a colour that has a special meaning, a seasonal colour – it’s up to you. The challenge is to write it in two stanzas: in the first, explore the colour and in the second, express emotion(s) awakened by the colour. It can be a classic sonnet or a modern sonnet.”
Under umbrella of purple shades
are those of lavender, lilac, and grape.
Each hue puts me in mind of sprawl
-ing fields, climbing clusters, and crepe
myrtle bushes on great lawns of green.
Velvet purple robes donned by royalty,
cloaked magicians using tricks unseen,
their assistants appearing with a curtsy.
I bite into a plum and taste its juices
sweet on my tongue on a summer day.
Candles and fields of lavender looses
thoughts of Dad who shared by taste but could not stay.
With joy I recall my boots of lilac suede.
Purple’s pleasures are used to ink my aubades.