Theresa Minu Dominic

(07.03.1991 / Wynad, Kerala)

What Colour Does Love Paint In?


Red, said zara.
Red of lips that've just been kissed.
The red of unmade cheeks
Where passion and restrain wage wars unseen.

But, then I saw her lying dead,
Her love unreturned,
Her passion unperturbed.

I looked for the red on her unkissed lips.
I looked for the red from the unseen wars.
I saw the red on her forlorn form.
The blood that wet her undone hair.

Yellow, said the Sunflower -
Yellow of a sunny summer day.
I watched her as she danced in joy-
Drinking in her lover's sight,
Fluttering coyly as he smiled.

Then, i saw him leave,
His blithe yellow, now a sober hue
Of orangish smoke and steamy blue:
The masterpiece he made to bid his bye.

Her merry petals, now a heap of brown,
The Sunflower heaved a cold, cold sigh
And laid her head on her crumpled fronds -
An ode to love that wilts with time.

Submitted: Friday, June 01, 2012
Edited: Thursday, June 07, 2012

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 (What Colour Does Love Paint In? by Theresa Minu Dominic )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 7 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Really funny!, PARTHA SARATHI PAUL
  2. Daddy, Rimni chakravarty
  3. Colourless light contains all the colour.., Mohammad Siddiqui
  4. come on, laxami Cards
  5. Beloved God, Mohammad Siddiqui
  6. Beloved, Mohammad Siddiqui
  7. Life is beautiful, Mohammad Siddiqui
  8. Poetry: A Small Fighting Bulldog, Laijon Liu
  9. Lights connect to each other, Mohammad Siddiqui
  10. My silent cry echoes through the universe, Mohammad Siddiqui

Poem of the Day

poet Percy Bysshe Shelley

We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon;
How restlessly they speed, and gleam, and quiver,
Streaking the darkness radiantly!--yet soon
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Mackay

 
[Hata Bildir]