Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Complementary Colors

She was blue-
The color of tranquility,
Not of oppression
Or discontent.
She was the color
Of the unrelenting ocean
Or a mid-Summer Sky.

He was gold-
The color of comfort and warmth,
Not of frailty
Or disquiet.
He was the color
Of a budding Spring flower
Or the gratifying afternoon sun.

Each color individually
Possesses its own precedence.
They complement
One another
In a manner
Which is sheerly unsurpassable.

Complementary Color: Two colors on opposite sides of the color wheel, that when placed next to each other make both appear brighter.

~© Lady Treemont~


Lloyd said...

Thank you for this Trina, very apt for me today :-)

PS - I love your new sidey-bits!

SmileyTD said...

Hello, Lloyd!

I'm really happy to hear that you liked the poem and that it was fitting for your day! I actually wrote that...but, shhhh! Don't tell anybody. hahaha It was written for one of the greatest people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. :)

Thank you for the compliments on my new blog additions. The blandness of the blog had been bugging me for some time, but until yesterday, hadn't gotten motivated enough to do anything about it. :P

Hope all is well with you. :)

Lloyd said...

Well let me tell you the story. I was just walking out of my office to get some lunch and along the road came Hugh MacLeod who offered to buy me a coffee. So we sat in Tony's Cafe and put the world to rights and then he put me to rights explaining that I needed to find someone to work with who is complementary to me rather than just like me. "I know that still waters run deep", he said, "but you need a flash, brash, charismatic partner to spice up your act". And then I came back and read your blog...

So anyway, you write really well. You do choose some beautiful poetry with your pictures, but I'd love to see more of your own stuff here - I see that Lady Treemont has only poked her head out once before - or do you have any other pseudonyms?

SmileyTD said...

Wow, that's a really interesting story and it DOES fit well with my poem!! (Thank you for sharing.) It's very much like an epiphany when things seem to "appear" that reiterate a previously made point or suggestion, isn't it? LOL :)

Thank you again for the compliments. I'm glad that you like my writing. There are a couple of my poems on here, neatly tucked here and there between the more famous and noted authors. They are all posted under the pen name of "Lady Treemont", though. I know (without looking) that there's one in June, as well as one in July. Seems as though I posted more than that, but I can't remember off-hand.

The thing is...most of my collection (older poetry) was dark and depressing. When I first started this, that's what I was posting here. I was in the throes of depression, so it was very fitting at that time. (This blog represents the thoughts that go through my head...represents ME.)

Shortly after starting the blog, I met this amazing person who brought the "light" into my days. Over time, that person honestly changed my outlook (my life)...provided me with the motivation to apply all of the positive things that I truly believe in, but often forgot to actually DO. When I began to feel the change occuring within myself, I deleted many of the previous posts and started putting more uplifting things here for all to see.

For the most part, the happier poems just never sounded "right" to me. It was difficult to identify with them on a deep level, unlike the melancholy poems. Therefore, I've never been very good at writing "happy" stuff, but it's flowing quite a bit easier these days.

In addition to all of that, I've always been a bit of a private person when it comes to what's in my heart...which is where my poetry ALWAYS comes from. (Thus, the reason for the pen name when posting here.) Perhaps I'll begin posting more of my writing soon. I will seriously consider it, regardless. (If I choose to do so, I'll have to come up with a new pen name now that I've given myself away with this one, though. hahaha)

Thank you for the suggestion and for taking the time to read my blog, as well as sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it greatly.