Purple Dreams (for Prince)

purple dreams s

Lie down beneath the shadow of the stars
the summer night is lonely, full of haze
the sea reflects the silent air so dark
and good things never last, or so they say

But open up your heart, release your mind
and see the sun despite the purple sky
the waters laugh and sparkle, move and shine
the world goes round and round as echoes fly

And if the heavens give us pearls and dreams
and if a blue moon showers us with words
and if a shining diamond fills the seas
why can’t the starfish transform into birds?

Imagine that these clouds hold hands with love
and rain the stars from eyes to skies above

purple night photo

For some reason, the photo in Jane Dougherty’s meter poetry challenge this week (above) immediately made me think of Prince.  I decided to use snippets from his lyrics, along with Jane’s words suggestions of “stars, night and water”, in my poem.  I thought about a ballad, but in the end trying another sonnet seemed to fit the best.  This second sonnet attempt was definitely easier than the first.

star birds s

These Rorschach paintings are also going interesting places.

Enjoy your weekend!


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19 responses to “Purple Dreams (for Prince)”

  1. Jane Dougherty says :

    You made that look easy 🙂 I don’t know Prince’s lyrics so don’t know which bits are his, but I love the image of the shadow of the stars.


  2. merrildsmith says :

    Wow–beautiful poem and painting! Jane is right that you made it look easy.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. janetweightreed10 says :

    Beautiful words with stunning images….thank you…Janet:)xx

    Liked by 1 person

  4. confabler says :

    Beautifully written!
    And I would like to thank you for the follow.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    Wow…this is stunning! 😍(And I think I can even hear the music)

    Liked by 1 person

  6. sarahsouthwest says :

    I really really like this. I think it’s a fitting tribute to a great songwriter, too. And a sonnet that works really well. Very impressed.

    Liked by 1 person

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