A matter of emphasis and perception

“It’s a yellow day,” Maud said.
But everything inside and outside

looked green (we live in a
greenhouse). “Yes, today

is a yellow day,” she repeated.
“Because the sun is shining.”

– James Steerforth (© 2013)

Q: So what’s the enigma here (since I tagged this with enigma)?
A: The enigma lies more in the facts that are left unsaid (ellipsis) but are hinted at.
Q: I see. … Why do you consider this a happy poem?
A: Because the sun is out in it and the colors mentioned are bright and cheerful. Perfect ingredients of a spring day.

About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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3 Responses to A matter of emphasis and perception

  1. Chortles! Sound the trumpet.Come into the garden Maude and chop onions avec moi.

  2. Kim Nelson says:

    A yellow day in the midst of green. I love the action/reaction, the give and take quality of this conversation driven piece. And I am particularly pleased by it’s upbeat attitude.

  3. A definite positive. Perception is everything.

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