Alison Cassidy

Rookie (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

I LOVE RED


RED balloon
floating through frames
of Thirties celluloid

dusty RED
dreamtime
black feet dancing

rhode island RED
bustling scratchily
in the poo speckled straw

RED back
hiding in the cupboard
spinning her web

marxist RED
hiding under the bed
spinning in the Fifties

RED shoes
shining, dancing
dancing till death

carmine RED
shining on clowns' noses
audience laughing

RED wine
dancing on drunks' noses
everyone laughing

the RED queen
running faster and faster
growing smaller and smaller

deep RED
roses, richly perfumed
always remind me of you

I LOVE RED

Submitted: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Edited: Friday, September 17, 2010

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  • Rookie Coach Roth (4/26/2008 3:12:00 AM)

    Fantastic...I would have been lost after thinking of a few examples...but I guess that's why you love red...funny and touching...Coach (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Francesca Johnson (3/17/2007 12:12:00 PM)

    Did you mention red shoes? ? Yesss. I'm still looking for that perfect red pair to replace a long-gone pair of favourite Italian leather courts I wore till they died of old age.
    Love the poem, Allie. Red goes so well with black or grey....

    Love, Fran xxx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie R H (10/3/2006 5:41:00 AM)

    Such visual contrasts juxtaposed all in the name of that bold primary hue. Great write Alison. Justine. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Chuck Audette (10/2/2006 10:26:00 PM)

    Hey, any poem that mentions the Rhode Island Red and communism and clown noses gets my vote for most eclectic. Fun read!
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  • Rookie - 1 Points Original Unknown Girl (9/20/2006 10:18:00 AM)

    Hey there Alison..... I love red too - my favourite colour, the colour of passion, rage.... so many other things! You put your thoughts across beautifully. A great poem with a lovely flow! HG x (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,219 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (9/20/2006 6:08:00 AM)

    Allie>>>Red & BLACK, MY FAVORITE COLORS...THE POWER COLORS...
    AND THIS, YOUNG LADY IS A POWER POEM, INDEED....IMAGES AND VERVE
    THAT EXPEL THE FULL BRILLIANCE OF THE COLOUR....(Looks like the 'ONE' bandit struck you down....they will be caught) ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''FJR (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kelly Neville (9/20/2006 5:13:00 AM)

    and rubies and nail polish and flags, WOW, this is so ALIVE Alison, i love it! ! ! ! ~kelly (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Steve Hagget (9/20/2006 3:19:00 AM)

    yes... what a colour red is - encaptures so many things in life and you have brought that out brilliantly here Allie - a really original and interesting piece and great to read,
    Steve (Report) Reply

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