palette from life…

life is hitched to work
with first rays of new morning
frantic in calmness
steeds goof at town studs
wagons quivering with weight
on bars at the stalls
aroma of tea
from baker’s window; breakfast
of freshly baked bread
women horde around
birdlike ; searching for bargains
fruits, veggies and blooms
colorful racks call
life never crawls; Sunday market
brightens pallid life

Painting: The Village Market by Angu Walters

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© Leo (4th September, 2011)

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

48 thoughts on “palette from life…”

  1. This is wonderful, Leo.  My hope was that these words would bring up interesting settings.  The Sunday market is a perfect first stop for me this morning.  Thanks for wordling with us….nicely done!

  2. Leo, Just loved the images you painted of a Sunday Farmer's Market. I could smell the bread in the third stanza.  Just wonderful! Caliifornia Ink in Motion

  3. My mind at first had gone to a nightmare setting, Brenda. But I thought it was time my mind came out of any melancholy it found itself in. So thought again, and I am glad it came out nicely. Thank you for the inspiration.

  4. A haiku story….that's neat and  the words and the art makes for a perfect cuppa  coffee and a rocking chair, watching from a window nearby. 🙂

  5. nice. love going to the market…so many different people to see, things to see…last week at ours there was a girl doing the hula hoop for hours…very creatively…

  6. Oh yes, the market is the meeting place of many different aspects of life I think, Brian. Glad you liked it.. 🙂 I can imagine that hoola hoop girl in my mind too..

  7. First stanza image of life hitched to work like a wagon starts this off with an immediate bang, pulling the reader into what turns out to be a very rich and active, lively morning scene. Enjoyed it much.

  8. Loved this! The image you chose to accompany the write is perfect and so colorful! Much like the write itself…I could smell the bread, and hear the chirp of the gals as they go about their shopping.  A nice little escape you provided me today, thank you!

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