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Allegory in Colours (rev 5/14/08)
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Allegory in Colours
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Long ago in Liverpool
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lived an occidental little man
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who ran his life by an odd plan
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of vivid colour—oh just one—
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a yellow rule he used for truthing
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beneath a sooted yellow roofing.
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He married tints and tucked inside
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a dainty foot-bound Chinese bride
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and kept one dog and later two
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(Labradors run yellow too).
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By nights for days he watched and summed
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the rising and the setting suns
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accounting that if each were gold
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he'd grasp for either that—or soul.
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The little man aged on enriched
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on yellow stuff to quell an itch—
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propounding from his life's lapels
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where thumbs on those flaps
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hooked his yell
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"Lo! It is sage to age
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all seasons saffron."
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His height increased
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but only sideways
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on suet with admixed annatto
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until his yellow Nile ran blue
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(that is to say his liver's liquor
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pooled and sank him ever sicker).
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"When bile quits one must quit life"
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he scratched to then-near-parchment wife.
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"Yellow isn't and it was never
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a brave man's hue for last retreats.
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By God I won't
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go ever. Not
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till my humours turn
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g r e e n  c h e e s e
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—or the moon returns in—oh!
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suddenly I see! At last
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the only colour true is
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b-blue."
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coughed
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as he turned that shade and passed.
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7 Dec 06

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This is a revision of "Sallowallegory".

I'll read it for you, OK?
http://tinyurl.com/yctpps
 — netskyIam

I remember reading this before, didn't I comment on it?
I'm glad I found it again since I had forgotten about it.  If you had a little book of poems, I'd definitely be a buyer.  The style in which you write and your narrative is always fun, melodic and fresh.  
I've said before how wonderful a story teller you are.  
I'd like to "reid" some of your poems to my kids so write more children's stuff!!
You're one of my fave authors here, but I only comment on some of your stuff cuz I don't want to be a brown-noser or puke inducer.
That said, I think this is another GREAT peice Reid.
Jen-
 — jenakajoffer

however...you "reid" just a little too slow for me!
 — jenakajoffer

"Hey true blue
is it me and you
or a Cock-atoo.
Is it standing by your mate,
when he's in a fight
or just veg-emite
hey true blue"

And you even managed to spell colour correctly
 — unknown

You suck, Netsky.
 — unknown

oh nets,
you are so fun.
=-)
 — jenakajoffer

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