28 September 2008

Colours In Lamplight (rev)


Colours in lamplight
are previews scarcely eschewed
as wave-length turbulence tuned
to closeness and friendship.

Colours in firelight
are skin-warmed glowing
harbouring contentment
revealing intuitive insight.

Colours in moonlight
are barely shown shy smiles
recalled with eidetic intensity
from reservoirs of sight.

Colours in candlelight
are lace filigree –
decorative shimmers of
sympathetic enchantment.

Yet in the hard light
of day they all become
flagrant solidities,
bulwarks to true feelings.
© I.D. Carswell