GEORGES, REFLECTIONS OF SEURAT ON A SUNDAY

 

Colour,
he saw colour
in a park, a simple park
on a Sunday, in the summer.
Colour,
he painted colour 
in that park; clear, considered
untainted, untampered
colour,
specs of colour,
rays of light
in a park
on a Sunday, in the summer 
in a season of details, in a salon of specifics
under demands to consolidate, co-operate. 
Colour,
he saw colour,
a canvas of light and colour,
a carnival of colour.
Colour,
he saw colour 
in a park, on people
simple people, working people
fishing people, fidgeting people
not polished people, not posh people.
They buried him
in a park,
another park,
a quieter park
but still with light and colour.
They buried him
and then they buried his son
and then another,
life and death,
father and sons,
children and art,
children or art but only art survived.
He saw colour
on a Sunday, in a park, on an island, in Paris, 
to the left of its center
and there he made a difference.  

 

All words and Photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

Photograph taken on Ile de la Grande Jatte, Paris, France. 
 

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95 thoughts on “GEORGES, REFLECTIONS OF SEURAT ON A SUNDAY

  1. davidcecilio

    What an interesting fusion of vision, thought and poetry (mainly the alliteration, reminding me of bright colorful strokes). Un vrai pointillisme de mots!

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    1. deuxiemepeau

      Thank you for reading- you put words and pictures out there and hope they will find an eye or an ear to rest upon for a while- so thank you so much, Dami

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      1. Jaime

        Not a problem, sir. I already love the way you’re using your medium(s), and will be sure to follow up on what you conceive next. Thanks for writing!

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  7. ken riddles

    Damian I enjoyed this poem the staccato rhythm – the effective simplicity of bringing us back to its theme….thanks (seedsimotiontruthnart.wordpress.com)

    1. deuxiemepeau

      Thank you Ken for coming over to read. I am glad you enjoyed it- it was really exciting to write it. I’d spent the morning on Ile de la grande jatte and it just flowed from there.

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      1. annkanja

        if you may send some readers to mine and viewers i will whole heartedly appreciate it ..

    1. deuxiemepeau

      Thank you for your gracious comment- being on the island inspired me that had so long ago inspired Seurat. Time of course changes everything but there are glimmers…
      Thank you for the reblog Gabrielle, best wishes from Paris, Dami

  13. Humantouch3

    A beautiful composition by the writer..
    A beautiful relation of life and colours…
    But the only irony of this colorful life , it starts with one colour , ends with one colour and always describe in one colour. ..that colour is black….
    Dont know why?!….
    Keep the great work coming sir, all the best!

  14. travelingmercys

    From a lover of color, I love this poem so much. Not sure I can articulate why, I just do.

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