Patricia Deaton reads her poem at the June 18, 2016 Art of Poetry event at Hickory Museum of Art beside the Faith Davis photograph. Many poetic works this quarter were inspired by the Catawba Valley Camera Club’s winning photography. Photo courtesy of Roger and Ginny Sanford.
AT THE CENTER OF A COLORED-PENCIL SUN
after “Creative Love” by Faith Davis
I have seen how colors shape a heart and I am inspired
to write a sentence for each day in my ordinary life;
try rainbow colors to pen history and mood. I’m sure
I’ll write a lot with green since I have a knack for nurturing
now that I take the time. Black is so familiar. I won’t
pick yellow –too cautionary, and passion’s lusty red
will likely stay un-optioned in the box. Divine chance
can color life that way. Maybe I’ll close my eyes to select
a fortuitous shade. Then, if white spills from pensive
scrawl and appears on paper as nothing at all, this
will mean that some days should remain a blank page.