Frumious Bandersnatch


Memories In Yellow


In August, she hung yellow curtains in the window
She danced and sang along to the radio
She flung paint across a canvas and
Laughed when the walls were splattered
And when she awoke in his arms
They were bathed in the yellow light from the window.

In August, she put yellow flowers on the table
She smiled at the fingered shadows they cast on the floor
She sketched them on every page of a notebook and
Drew them in the margins of her newspaper
And when she looked into the mirror
She saw yellow flowers reflected in the glass.

In August, a yellow cat lived in the alleyway
She scratched its ears until it purred
She took photographs of the sunlight on its fur and
Thought about beginnings and endings
And, in the dark of the night, lost in dreams,
She journeyed with the yellow cat to desert sands.

December comes
Curtains fall,
lovers leave.
Flowers fade,
mirrors crack.
Cats wander,
and deserts
become oceans.

Submitted: Saturday, January 12, 2008

Frumious Bandersnatch's Other Poems

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Memories In Yellow by Frumious Bandersnatch )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie Mary Gordley (1/13/2008 12:30:00 AM)

    Very well written with the repetition of the yellow tones in each of the first three stanzas. I also think there is great impact in the way the last lines are contracted by comparison. Of course I love the name you chose to use. I can still render an accurate recitation of Jabberwocky. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  9. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  10. A Universal Gift, Sandra Feldman

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Infinite Love, Ifthekar Ifthi
  2. Christmas Tale, Gergana Teofilova
  3. None Sweeter, Michael P. McParland
  4. Not Yet Slept, Michael P. McParland
  5. No Other, Michael P. McParland
  6. Blue Hope, maryline vautravers
  7. No More Yelling, Michael P. McParland
  8. No Greater Love, Michael P. McParland
  9. Nightlife, Michael P. McParland
  10. Never Ending, Michael P. McParland
[Hata Bildir]