Melancholy in Brushstrokes

A distant fog
A frosty white
Smudges the mountains an unnatural
Shade of ash

A fitting suit
A sooty black
Outlines the man in an unusual
Veil of steel

Monday morning
Devoid of sunlight
Shields his face with a shadow of matt black
As if light dare not touch his sunken eyes

Trail of footprints
Devoid of another set of footprints
Turns white snow into clay
Leading past a tree stripped of green

A scrawny bark
A cloudy grey
Nature paints sadness a portrait in brushstrokes


Inspired by Impressionism in an art exhibition.
So I tried seeing if I can paint in words too.
Particularly liked the paints of snow scenes,
and thus chose that as a setting for this poem.

Perhaps, through understanding the colours and
its association with emotions, we can grasp our
emotions in greater detail.


Image: www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-6318023-stock-footage-tired-sportswoman-skiing-on-the-winter-road-in-forest-during-strong-blizzard-russia.html

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