When purple

For the OctPoWriMo prompt ‘purple’.


When purple

after blue

and red

fading deep


and shadows merge

a deer

and the tableau lives

a moment suspended

dusk dawn daynight

distillation of hues

to make flesh


red leaves

fall and drift.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

20 thoughts on “When purple”

    1. There was something magical about this morning. It was damp, the dawn was brilliant pink and grey cloud, and there was a deer family beneath the trees. No hunters about for once too.

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