Monday, April 11, 2011

Painting Old Photographs - April 11, 2011

Painting Old Photographs

Love comes in colors that show truth in states as they exit
Is an animal whose skies I want to be in forever
Yet when love is gone, I can see the moon
Or am I wrong
Do I only see the spotlights
Left over from desire

All aglow as a poet, quietly I lay in the shallows of my spirit
Dreaming within old photographs, I painted
Yet when I reach for the sweetness
It is not on the table
And the way it made me feel
I cannot remember

They say it is never too late to see the colors that drift by
When you stand on the hills of your first love
If you close your eyes, you can see
Pictures you painted
And there lies the sweetness
Among the love

Perhaps the moon looks for raindrops shining in my eyes
To make those colors fade into the background
But I know the truth remains untouched
As I stand on this hill
Still painting old photographs
A brighter hue

Copyright *Neva Flores @2011


  1. There does seem to be a tendency to paint older photographs with a brighter hue unless we go out of our way to fully appreciate today. Happy Monday!

  2. glad we do true..!beautiful..!

  3. Repainting faded photos, nostalgic and inspiring poem.

  4. ** Excellent Neva j'aime beautiful ...

  5. this is an excellent write...we do paint old memories to fit our world...great inspired me today...

  6. Beautiful read for me ,Neva,,Thank You.Clears the present to appreciate the faded photos.

  7. The whole concept of taking a photo, painting it to enhance the memory that resides within it...lovely..bkm

  8. The human soul is a happiness seeking entity. It thrives on love, truth, charity and forgiveness even in the midst of adversity. It blossoms and shines with an all encompassing light for all to see when we fertilize it with true unconditional love.

    A lovely poem Neva, It brought out my soul.


  9. beautiful had me at the gorgeous first line "Love comes in colors that show truth in states as they exit"...Wow!

  10. Neva,
    I visit your poetry whenever I desire to experience the intense beauty and incredible possibilities of the English language. The world is a better place for your presence and for your work. Thank you.

  11. Your words fill me with hope. I am feeling very lonely at the moment, but your words remind me that there are other people in the world who feel like I do, even if they are far away...