Saturday, December 4, 2010

Crimson Creativity




Black, white and scarlet; scarlet, black and white;
Design at its very best, a positive delight.
'Sisters Red' is the title, yet one sister is dark,
Making one sense conflict, a rivalry that's stark.
There are no eyes; the lack of them creates a mystery;
If there were eyes, what expressions would we be able to see?
The curls of the hair are combining; the patterns intermingle;
I see the sisters as twins, not as siblings who are single.
Love mixed with hatred, that comes through, with right on neither side;
Maybe a terrible jealousy that cannot be denied.
That a tragedy's involved is almost certain, because we see
Another face at the bottom, making character number three!
A demon face we missed before with red eyes all aglow!
So wickedness must be involved; this figure says it's so.
I love the design of this cover! The almost-symmetry
And the intriguing story, which must be fantasy.
Commercial art is indeed an art, as I frequently discover.
Not only design but persuasion......'Come on! Look inside the cover!'


(An acrostic)

Valleys and hills dissolve in mist
All is vague, all merged, and faint.
Gardens with flowers and trees persist
Under a pale and light-starved paint.
Earth with a muted atmosphere.
An artist's view of a fading year.


Kathe W. said...

I love your acrostic!

Anonymous said...

Both poems are very nice, but I favor with the second! Nice! said...

You are so talented RR. & thanks for pointing out the evil 3rd face!
: )

maryt/theteach said...

Brenda, love the red, black and white cover! Thank you for participating in the book cover meme!

Marie said...

Lovely cover.

Marites said...

i like the 2nd poem. i'm quite intrigued with the book cover and its story. must be interesting to read it.

Cildemer said...

Very nice entry for RT! Loved your acrostic!
Thanks for sharing:o)

Have a nice day****