Painting the Town Red

Image: Red Roofs, Marc Chagall, 1954

If I must dream
then let it be thoughts
as light as air
with skies of blue
oceans too and
not a nightmare

for instead

I see this scene
in chaotic dream.

A fallen bride whose groom
already has an eye on
his next conquest

A watcher in the sky who
cannot disguise a smile upon
seeing the scarlet woman
so intent on
painting the town red.


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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

28 thoughts on “Painting the Town Red”

  1. Yes she is definitely painting the town red. Loved the “watcher in the sky”. Well done

  2. Your verse could only come with that uncanny eye for details. You smoothly foretell a drama that may unfold later.Great write!


  3. I love Marc Chagall’s work … and feel rather rotective of any interpretation, but you did a marvelous job, Bren … Simply marvelous … I am at awe …At him and at you …

  4. Blue skies and love are far more wonderful to consider than thinking about what really transpired in Anatevka. I like your thinking here, Daydreamer. Thank you for the tantalizing imagery.

  5. really some outstanding images here. the fallen bride is my favorite stanza, yet you followed it up so strong with the watcher in the sky too, so it’s one of the two. But very nice inspiration from the painting. Thanks

  6. very clever!! i had to look at the picture again after reading your work…very well viewed!!!

  7. Let’s stray away from the scary thoughts and remain in the blue, or at least a bright yellow sunny day and nothing to do with black and blue or red or brown as that just be eww.

  8. oy…on the lost suitor already with his eye on another and she painting the town red…yes lets stop and think good thoughts…smiles.

    1. Such a difficult task. Amazing what you saw in the painting.
      so cleverly wrapping these details around each other to make them interreact.

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