The browns of the grasses brown
as the peaches of the sky peach, in patches,
as if the morning had decided to mix it up
in order to help some Dutch landscape painter,
only this land more
the neverlands (like all land),
not outstretched to fit frames,
color schemes;
colder today,
fresh snow.



A little 55 for Kerry’s prompt on Real Toads.  This one to my own photo of the beautiful Catskill Mountains, upstate New York. 

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11 Comments on “Field”

  1. hedgewitch Says:

    Simplicity is layered in this with the way the eye needs and feeds on complexity, even as it reduces it to something more comprehensible. Here the palette of nature washes over us with the comforting reassurance of beauty itself. Just lovely, k, and very soothing. Also, love the pic.

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Thanks. Now is a time to get outside early as very grey as the day goes on–but I can’t always make myself brave it! As in, I am still sitting in bed this particular morning! k.

      On Sun, Jan 3, 2016 at 11:01 AM, ManicDDaily wrote:


  2. thanks for sharing your world. i like the peach patch sky. and i’m glad you’re getting some snow.

  3. Kerry O'Connor Says:

    This is a beautiful view, certainly hard to contain within a single canvas.

  4. The neverlands is not the Netherlands… There is something inkwashed in that peach sky… Better captured in words than on canvas

  5. Zoe Says:

    I’m dying over the first five lines!

  6. Bastet Says:

    I’m sure the Dutch painter would have been inspired … the poet surely was!

  7. Marian Says:

    Perfect. Me too with the first lines, and isn’t this just what we have right now? Perfect.

  8. Rommy Says:

    Really beautiful description of the picture. The alliteration adds to the mood of it.

  9. You painted the image with words…perfect. It is a canvas moving beyond a brush

  10. M Says:

    playful… ~

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