Posts Tagged ‘colors’


old skirt 2017


Skirt of many long colors

sewn in gathers

and tiers


brushing my ankles

with playful seams

cutting through the design


of mismatched patterns

wearing thin

after all these years


washing on delicate

hanging to dry

one more time.


©  2017  Betty Hayes Albright


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In his mind, a prism –

another in his heart.

Fans of colors


one light, two wings

in flight.


(c) 1996, 2012 Betty Hayes Albright

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.         (from 1966 – age 19)


At first I lived in black and white,

the nights were dark, the days were light

and in between there was a grey

that hardly changed from day to day.


Laughter sprang from shallow seas,

leafing elms 3-8-2012

my tears were trivialities.

I walked on by and couldn’t bear

the colors burning everywhere.


But then one spring the blue-bells tolled

of leaves in green and suns in gold,

of hearts that pulsate ripe and red,

love burst in rainbows ‘bout my head!


(c) 1966,   2012  Betty Hayes Albright


(It’s not quite spring yet, but it’s coming! 🙂 )

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Polish smooth

your cutting rocks

my jagged stones

and at dawn


will be fanning out

the sun.


(c) 1993,  2017   Betty Hayes Albright


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Polish clean

your cutting rocks,

my jagged stones

and see at sunrise



(c) 1993, 2012  Betty Hayes Albright

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