Colour Blind – Ursula O’Reilly

Sol LeWitt – Irregular Vertical and Horizontal Bands of Color Superimposed

The heavens are suspended
The clouds are heavy, low.
Beneath their leaden armour
Luminescent colours glow.

They breeze into daydreams,
Animate your night.
Drift into your visions,
Fill gloom with dazzling light.

Don’t give your time to creatures
Who dream in white and black.
Their wishes fogged in dreary grey
Too heavy to take flight.

Let the colours find you,
Resplendent in your hand.
Do not expect the colour blind
To witness or understand.


About the Poet

Ursula O’Reilly lives in County Cavan, Ireland, and writes poetry and short stories. Her other interests include painting and walking in nature. Ursula has had poems and fiction published in several magazines including:’Lothlorien Poetry Journal’, ‘Poetry Plus magazine’, ‘Woman’s Way magazine’, ‘Drumlin magazine’ (Ireland), and by ‘Earlyworks Press’.

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4 thoughts on “Colour Blind – Ursula O’Reilly

  1. Very fine poem, Ursula. It’s power stems from the restraint (both in language and form) with which you treat a serious subject.
    My hat’s off to you.

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