Wednesday, July 28, 2010

You 'Red' My Mind

Well, its inaugural week for Alphabe-Thursday, Rainbow Summer School. Our first assignment is the color Red, that rainbow slice of eye-popping color love. I have to admit that I am having some issues in this transition from letters to colors. I'm not sure why...colors are visual, and I love pictures. But if all I did was just post pictures corresponding to a week's assignment...well, it just seems like that could get old. I suppose I could write a poem as well...I think I  illuminate my secret thoughts as I think of red...

You 'red' my mind...
thoughts of crimson bright
to light the way
on this dark night.

Your lips of red
your eyes of blue are
flames of the passion
I have for you.

Between the setting
and the rising sun
before this night 
is fully done...
two hearts on fire
two souls attest
to what lovers do
and do the best.

Please visit Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday, Rainbow Colors Summer School, where I think your world will be colored up;-)
Peace and blessings...

Jenny Matlock


  1. Jeff you are one romantic guy. Mrs. C is a very lucky woman! Love your photos as always!

  2. Jeff you are something else...making a girl turn red here! Lucky Mrs. C!

  3. This is a beautiful poem, Jeff. Ni agree with Linda's comment.

    I love the photo of you with the red ribbon tied around the tree! You should make this photo into a card and put the poem inside as a gift for Mrs C!

  4. Okay, i think it's safe to say we all know why Happy Mrs. C is happy! and i just adore your photography ... excellent ... and what Pat said about the card ... great idea!!!

  5. Pat had a great idea, but wait a while so Mrs. C will forget and be surprised. Maybe next Valentine's Day? Be sure and have your camera handy so we can see the look on her face.

  6. Jo's comment made me laugh! I do think Pat had a great idea about the card. But my favorite photo is that little church with the red door, beautiful! Kat

  7. Jeff you have such a wonderful writing ability. I am really glad I stopped by. Thanks and keep writing! The reds are really wonderful.Anne

  8. Jeff, this is beautiful! Mrs. C is lucky to have you in her life. ~ Sarah

  9. I bet you won your beloved's heart with poetry like that!

  10. Aww, that's a sweet poem. If only my husband can be romantic like that too :)

  11. Hi Jeff!

    Such wonderful examples of Rainbow Red - yr wife is a a lucky lady!

    Happy Rainbow Summer School,


    PS Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can stop by!

  12. Lovely reds, and a sexy poem, too!

  13. Well, you dashing darling you.
    This is great.
    Mrs. C got one fine fella you.

  14. You are wowing the ladies this morning with your sense of romance. And I love the red ribbon 'round the tree!


  15. Lovely pictures. I think the church is my favorite. It looks so welcoming.

  16. Great photos, great prose..what more could a girl ask for on a rainy mountain Thursday? hmmmm...well maybe a margarita or two...

  17. I am such a lucky lady, I think your poem is so sweet and comes from your heart. Thank you for this beautiful gift.

  18. what a sweet poem...and the photos are stunning too! the color red is so alive, isn't it?!

  19. Beautiful poem and the birds....lovely...bkm

  20. Great poem and pictures. I love that old railroad car. I think I'm just going with pictures for summer school, I think ;-)

  21. The pictures are great. The poem could cause a girl's heart to melt. I bet Jenny gives this post an A+.


  22. That was a great poem. I agree with your opening comment. It's really hard to write about a color!

  23. A little bit of red makes the world a cheerier place.
    I wish there were cardinals up here - I miss them!

  24. I love all your red photos! They are so different and interesting!

    Your poem was beautiful!

  25. nice poem :) + good pics! but they do not match, LOL! LOVE the cardinals!!!

    This is a blog hop, you are expecting visitors...turn off word verification, and not make your visitors jump thru hoops--Please

  26. I never tire of seeing your photos! The cardinal with the icy branches is stellar...
    Great poem too :-)

  27. Jeff. Stretching in new writing directions is not an easy task. You did an amazing thing here, though.

    You took us on a journey through your heart with your words and your unbelievably perfect photos.

    Thank you.

    You don't have to "red" my mind at all.

    My admiration is right out here on my sleeve for you.


  28. Just stopping by from Jenny's Party!! I am late getting around to everyone! Just beautiful pictures! Amazing how red pops from the picture!

  29. Jeff, This is so beautiful on the inside and on the out. You are a talented writer and such a romantic! Would you mind if we cloned you?

    Thanks for joining Living Through It! I'm honored.