"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Purple NaPoWriMo #7 - Use a colour as your title

Royal insists on servitude, bowing heads with bleeding arcs,
where fine promenades fill halls, masks are worn away
Sequined thoughts no longer shine from
unclear memory, but if I dust it off
I could remember, though I prefer its loss.
There’s a safety in not recalling lousy incidents; it’s comforting.
While gleeful others relish in one’s misfortune … as 
royal purpleness is forever satisfied with this design.
To swim in different directions, our lives are
floating in an unsynchronized fashion that’s
crisscrossing now and then … 
believing it takes great restraint,
pretending we are somewhere that we’re not.


  1. Terrific one, Pamela. I love imperial purple - specially socks!

  2. Always comes in handy that purple haze...

  3. This is a good read, I like the way you generated such thoughts from your chosen colour.

    btw, I know a girl who only grows purple vegetables in her garden. How cool's that?

  4. Always been my favorite. This is solid writing.

  5. Like the poem says, when I am old I'll be free to wear purple (I'm paraphrasing).

    Nice one.

  6. Great first line, Pamela! "Royal insists on servitude, bowing heads with bleeding arcs," And I love "Sequined thoughts." Well done!

  7. Great response to the color purple. I love the line, "...Sequined thoughts no longer shine from
    unclear memory.." Excellent!

  8. Yes, Viv, purple socks are cool!

  9. I'd like to have a garden like that, Andy.

  10. Purple is my favorite color. I'm going to have to try this prompt. I like "sequined thoughts" and "though I prefer its loss".

  11. I like "there is safety in not recaling lousy incidents." I agree. Let them go if you can, allow them to fade. I used to dislike purple, as I despised the poem "When I am an old woman I am going to wear purple." LOL. Now with a dog named Violet, I have taken another perspective.

  12. Lousy incidents will do nothing, but dishearten the spirit, Mary. I do like purple, though I don't wear it often.