Abstract – Observations While Deaf and Colorblind

Voluminous chartreuse pillows

Aimlessly brewing an ever-changing pattern

Before abruptly erupting

 

Purple teardrops falling

Thin slices of alabaster claw markings 

Puddles of violet below

 

The navy blue landscape

Awakened and hungrily gulping without pause

Underground sponges most certainly

 

Streaks of vanilla lightning

Carving imaginary circles in now pinkish clouds

Pausing only for effect

 

Time teasing and tantalizing

Staccato drums dislodging ochre needle nuts

Falling fast and stopping faster

 

While silent thunder pouts 

Displacing frozen optics once caught in mid-sentence

Just a singular pulse shakes the soul

 

Giant needles swaying

Lemon yellow branches dance but refuse to yield

Instead bending in odd complexities

 

Streams of liquid amber

Trading drops without any semblance of order

Gathering in a negative trajectory

 

Contrasting moisture

Clear coating the black illumination of decoration

Consuming the dryness without abandon

 

Achromatic fires of forgotten origins

Reignited when the streaking vanilla embraces another

Clasping directionless tendrils

 

Citrus grilled matchsticks remain

Conquest without mercy has gone to the mottle overhead 

A grainy void now filling with night

 

Without a parting, an exodus in multiple dimensions

Ten legged beasts, armored fowl, and the pantheon of silent ones

Ragged and jagged like driven breeders

 

Diplomacy engages the ensemble

Purple torrents close the curtain on the shining silver

Wispy rising steam flowers growing

 

That which has entered has now exited

Picturesque endeavors yet without photographic luxury

That which happens unheard and unseen

 

Authors Note

If you’re left slightly confused by my abstract, please allow me to explain.  It’s a tale of an impending storm (from a colorblind perspective of course) with lightning, which eventually starts a fire.  However the rain increases in volume and extinguishes the fire, leaving nothing but a burnt area and rising steam.  Following the old ‘if a tree falls in the forest but no one is around, does it make a sound’ statement, if a fire happens and no one sees it, has it truly happened?

R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all.I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed.I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another.I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me.I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

4 thoughts on “Abstract – Observations While Deaf and Colorblind

  • July 18, 2018 at 12:06 AM
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    Far out! Ralph – to use a phrase from my much younger days. Extremely clever phrasing and very interesting. After I read your ‘author’s note’, I read the poem again and clearly see the abstract analogy (or metaphor?). Amazing, great work, dear poet.

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  • July 18, 2018 at 12:38 AM
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    Clever use of words Ralph, creating stark imagery and making the work a delight to read. Love it! Cheers!

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  • July 18, 2018 at 6:38 AM
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    At first I felt like I was tripping on some magical mushrooms, brought me back to my days in the 60’s 70’s when I floated through time barriers, the cannabis was excellent back then:-) But aside from my past, this excellent palette of beautiful and exciting colors, sounds, mixtures, combinations made me feel like being part of the action. I could imagine how I would feel, if colorblind, deaf or even blind. Would I capture the total feeling you convey here. Our Universe is an amazing kaleidoscope, we just need to capture it, be in the moment with it and expertly convey it as you have done in this excellent work Ralph. Bravo, well done.

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  • July 19, 2018 at 9:34 AM
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    The imagery was outstanding Ralph. I could not imagine being colorblind, to miss out on the amazing palette that was used to create this world. That must be rough. Great work

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