This month’s edition of Eclectic Corner features the theme “Splash of Colour.” Justine has done herself proud once again, you’ll see if you click that link above, with a wonderful photograph, quote and haiku of her own to get our juices stirring to follow her lead.
All we have to do is post a picture, find a quotation and write a haiku.
I took this photograph last Saturday at the Onondaga County War Memorial in downtown Syracuse, when my dear wife Karen and I brought Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle to the Pucks for Paws doggie night at the Syracuse Crunch American Hockey League game. I like the way the three water bowl colors stand out on the concrete floor.
Actually, I’m going to turn to the lyrics of a song that was quite a hit back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth … well, when I was a teenager, anyway. From the band Chicago came the love ballad “Color My World.”
This song was everywhere you turned when I was growing up. People walked down the aisles to it at their weddings, I swear.
It was the theme for my senior prom at Ward Melville High School. Picture me in my powder blue tux dancing with my date. On second thought, don’t get the wrong idea. … She was my good friend, and the prom was really nice. No aisles. No fluttering hearts. Just a great dreamy song by Chicago.
Color My World
As time goes on, I realize
Just what you mean to me.
And now, now that you’re near,
Promise your love that I’ve waited to share
And dreams of our moments together.
Color my world with hopes of loving you
Keep my eyes open
Color saturates senses
Force brain to process
Thanks, Justine, for giving me the chance to write my first haiku ever. What a challege, indeed! I hope you don’t mind that I Americanized your colour to our color.
Which color bowl draws your attention first? Did you ever get to dance to “Color My World” by Chicago, and what was the circumstances? Do you ever feel bombarded by information these days, and what do you do to handle it?