Describe to me love,
and tell me of color too;
you see, I am blind.

  • Author: Stormy Day (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 18th, 2011 15:49
  • Comment from author about the poem: This one's a little deeper. The basic idea to it is this... If you were to try to describe color to a person who has been blind from birth, how would you do it? They wouldn't know that the ocean is blue, and the grass is green, much less about shades and hues. How could it be done? ...Blue is like a misting rain, cool and refreshing... You see, it's not adequate. The same idea I think pertains to love, for if one has never known it, how can another accurately describe it to make another understand what it feels like?
  • Category: Haiku
  • Views: 32
  • Users favorite of this poem: dbremner, Cheeky Missy
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  • dbremner

    You've done really well on this and seem to have applied a lot of thought to it and then captured it in the limited Haiku form, very well done.

    • StormyDay

      Thank you so much for your encouragement!

    • Cheeky Missy

      Fascinating. The clever thing is that you captured the old "love is blind" in it, seems to me. You have an excellent point regarding describing colour to one blind from birth...but maybe love is different, at least when it comes to the love of God,...while we were yet sinners dying for us....but then again, He says, taste and see that the Lord is maybe you are right on and it is all so indescribable. I enjoyed this delightfully captured both colour and love in it, making your point...thanks for your explanatory helped.

      • StormyDay

        Thank you so much!

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