Thursday, September 16, 2010

Playing Inside (with Rainbows)


©1995 Susan Noyes Anderson, Lollipops

Sometimes I close my eyes to see

what’s going on inside.

At first, it just goes dark, but then

my mind’s eye opens wide.

I look beyond the darkness till

I find my private screen,

lit up with rainbow colors

that I’ve never, ever seen.

A yellow yummagummy bird,

a redalicious rose,

a purple popple-opplegator,

wearing sky-green clothes.

A submarine with four wheels,

painted fire engine blue;

a hibernating humphog

in a lavender igloo.

What fun it is to look inside

and see my mind at play.

It only takes a minute, but

it makes me laugh all day!

37 comments:

Shauna said...

Love this post! I want to go play now :)

Jess said...

I remember doing exactly that as a kid! I called it watching fireworks though- cause that's what it looked like to me.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Love it!

Great photos, great play on words....
wow..

Cheryl said...

This is terrific, Sue! Love all the images you chose.

Mumsy said...

What a great post and the music was terrific. Hugs

Braden said...

Love the idea of finding your own screen!

Jill said...

Not only do you have a way with words...but what great pictures you find! I have never seen a blue firetruck. I wonder if that is for real.

Nezzy said...

Oh girl, how I enjoyed tourin' the rainbows inside your mind! I simply loved this post!!!!

May God bless your day and your 'rainbows'!!! :o)

yaya said...

Your are so talented and I love the pics you chose! Fun post! I needed that today!

Viki said...

Very cute idea and oh so clever ;-)

Mary said...

So clever...great images too :-)

Lisa Loo said...

Words and visuals--it doesn't get much better than that in my world!! I like seeing inside your mind's eye too! Sorry I have been a little absent in the comments but I do read you every single time you post in google reader cuz you are just that amazing! Will try to do better when I get more settles in the new digs....

Mumsy said...

Wonderful post for rainbow colors! Fantastic photos!

Darlene said...

I still find it hard to believe that you can find such neat pictures to go with all the stanza's of your poems. I love love love this poem, and with the positively perfect pictures. this poem practically paints a photographic phenomina.

Terra said...

Oh my, this is one of 2 of my favorites on this trip! This post was fantastic!!!! I am sort of in awe SUE...you really really put together a very cool post!!!

Darlene said...

Just had to add a note about the terrific music. I absolutely love Karen Carpenter's voice...and "The Rainbow Connection" has always been a particular favorite. The only problem is that whenever I hear her, I start to cry. Her life was cut short so abruptly and I keep thinking about all the songs she could have recorded had she lived a normal life span. Too, Jayne's voice always reminded me a bit of Karen Carpenter. Thanks for the post and the music.

Dixie Mom said...

Oh I loved this post...those images are so perfect! And that redalicious rose....sounds almost delectable.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

This made me smile! :)

karen said...

Ooooooh - so many pretty colors! Nice visual - reminds me of looking at the colors behind my eyes when I was little!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

How very creative!!! I love the pictures you used!!! Made me smile!

A 2 Z said...

You should write children's books! You have a gift of blending images with words that younger children would appreciate. Thanks for sharing. Anne-Marie

signed...bkm said...

Those are some pretty awesome photos...for rainbow end...nice post...bkm

Myrna Foster said...

Oh, I love this one! Do you ever submit your poems to children's magazines? I hope I haven't already asked you this.

Sue said...

Yep, I used to get them published them a lot, mostly in Lollipops Magazine. In fact, that's where this one was published, years ago.

After awhile, the thrill sort of wore off and now I don't bother to send 'em in. These days, I just post everything on my blog and poetry website!

=)

RNSANE said...

Sue, that was an absolutely delightful poem. I'm sure your grandkids love it. I hope to heck I get one soon...the granddogs are fine but, at nearlly 66 ( a couple more weeks ), I am worried about having time to enjoy one! My middle son married in May so I keep telling him to get busy!

At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1
( Go to my book site to see reviews readers have written )

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is terrific! I love the a purple popple-opplegator. He is so cute.

Joy For Your Journey said...

Wow!! I wish I could see in your brain all the time!! Just the names of the things in your brain intrigue me!! I have got to work on my imagination!

Jo said...

i do so much love the way your brain works ... great images, loved the music ... thank you!!!

ChristiS said...

What a fun, fun, fun post!!

Cherie said...

Love this! It reminds me of being a child for some reason, when life was carefree and you could lay on your back in the grass and close your eyes and dream.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

What a cute post this was. i love the play on words.

Sara Katt said...

Very creative take on the end of the rainbow theme!

Meow!
Thank you for visitng my post about 'Colors of the Wind'.
I see that you used your knowledge of Swedish and did not get tripped up by 'skicka kommentarer' instead of 'post comment' or 'forhandsgranskning' for 'preview', Well done!
I will continue to investigate and review films thanks to DVDs. (Home viewing is a feline breakthrough since so-called pets are not allowed at the cinema!)
Purrs,
Sara Cat
Anna sends her love and thanks for visiting her black-post.

For the benefit of other readers:

Sara Cat's Rainbow Mystery

Anna's Rainbow Mystery

H said...

What fun! I love the purple popple-opplegator :)

myorii said...

What a fun post! Makes me want to be a kid again and just play with colors without having to think so much :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen Mortensen said...

That is just too sweet and cute. What talent you have.

Amy said...

Aw, I love it! Can you ask your om if your mind can come over and play? Mine wants to play with yours. It sounds like a perfect playground. :)

Jenny said...

You're amazing! This was an incredible post!

Sue! You are a wonder through and through! I'm glad you see rainbows! You deserve each and every one!

Thank you for linking!

And, yes, I know I used too many !!!! but this link made me excited and happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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