Study Red on Green
basket full of cheese
perfect spring lunch
on the beach
against a carmine sky
wings reflecting cherry
soaring in the wind
red hot questions
on cool olive sand
in a gust of brine
green ocean spray
always in her memory
lines of emptiness
she wants to crush
but in her wicked hands
she holds a green dragonfly
to be caged for life
This was written and posted for:
I chose Victoria’s direction : choose two complementary colors (colors that are opposite of one another on the color wheel) and weave them into a single poem and also to choose colors to paint an emotion.
I have studied a lot of color, both pigment and light, so this was fun. Obviously, green and red are complimentary colors. Sometimes the sun looks red, and the sea looks green, thought a picnic under these unique circumstances would be really cool.
I played around with this picture myself.
(The Jupiter Sonnet)
Dense bubbles in the sky are doughnut holes
Embedded in a crucial fluid jamm’d
Into a violet space; electron moles
Are gaseous atoms racing to get slamm’d
Above. Pure shades of higher thought foresee
Endless sweat on faces cast in plasters;
These glowing swirls of cumulus are three
Dimensional portraits of the masters.
Behind a blue wake trails a yellow ball
A sheet of light speeds through the atmosphere.
The clouds which tumble through the frightful squall
Are color tear drops melting from God’s ear.
Tornadoes overwhelm the Great Red Spot.
From here, that planet is a starry dot.
This is my most famous sonnet. Written in 1993, it is on display at Kennedy Space Center, in the art gallery, located in the IMAX building. In the picture above, my Aunt and Uncle (mother’s sister) are in front of the painting by which my sonnet is displayed. Notice the little plaque next to my aunt. That’s it.
This website has an interesting animation of the storms on Jupiter. It’s also a good example of classical fluid dynamics.