Free Verse: A Brush of Water and Color

A free verse poetry, “A Brush of Water and Color.”

Emotions remind me of watercolor paints. The mixture of water, color, and feelings, or moods and how they flow together. The sadness of blue mixture with water. The red glow of love or fury fire. Greens of envy and shine. In this free verse poetry and digital art piece, I express sadness and love.

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Free Verse: A Brush of Water and Color

I am a watercolor paint brush.
I bleed red at times.
Red that spills from cuts of words.
Red that grows from love’s kiss.
I see red when I look into his baby blue eyes.
It what’s in them,
that deep in the soul look.
I’ve seen, he’s crawled into mine
so deep, cupid’s arrow got stuck there.
It doesn’t hurt either.
My canvas is white.
I fill or should I say spill color.

Watery emotive of time. 

Crystal droplets of blue, of time…of lines.
He helps with this color.
How he paints lines down my thighs.
My goosebumps wash cold shivers of pink.
How he tenderly paints.
With delicate words and brushes, and how
my fingertips brush of red watercolor.

©Linda J. Wolff 2017
|Such Tender Vines|
A free verse poetry

What is a Free Verse Poetry? Typically patterned by speech rather than meter, this form of poetry is very open to the author’s discretion and usually does not rhyme. Visual and sound effects are often employed.  It can have as many lines as the writer wishes.


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9 thoughts on “Free Verse: A Brush of Water and Color

  1. Love your poetry Linda, conjures up powerful images and emotions. I love the idea of being a water colour brush! You not only have a gift for words but stunning images as well. Many thanks for sharing.

      1. My blog is still a work in progress. I needed to start getting back into the habit of writing on a regular basis. It has also ended up being used for my university studies to post about creativity and innovation. I am a great fan of free verse, maybe I will return to writing poetry in the future. Keep up the great work Linda!

  2. Your words and how you used them, caused me to visualize the canvas being her/his body; the brush is being used to create body art or just two lovers having a sensuous moment with water colors.

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