Green (Thursday Doors)

Childhood doors–
half-remembered in
side faded
innocent of the leaving
that has no return.

You know the
adage—when one door
it’s true, this
world contains millions of doors–
they are everywhere.

I still greet
each new door with hope–
a portal
by unjaded promises–
freshly painted dreams.

Colleen’s #TankaTuesday prompt of the color green led me to look through my files for green doors. I love the detail on both the entrance to the building above, and its door.

I’ve never lived behind a green door, but this one, a few steps down, in inviting.

I like the grand surround to this door, especially when contrasted with the simplicity of its brick house.

Dan Antion hosts Thursday Doors here.

My poem is a shadorma chain. I can’t help it, it’s my favorite form.

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46 responses to “Green (Thursday Doors)”

  1. D. Avery @shiftnshake says :

    You have some potent lines in your shadorma. I especially like
    “innocent of the leaving
    that has no return
    “unjaded promises–
    freshly painted dreams”

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  2. melaniereynolds says :

    I love these green doors! I’m particularly in love with that first one! One of my favorite childhood memories is when we lived with my mom’s ex-Fiancée who had a brick house and the front door was a heavy wooden door with a speakeasy window and ornate iron grate on it. I was around 9 at the time. I loved answering the door by opening the speakeasy door and asking, “Who goes there?” Hahaha.

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  3. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Lovely poetry and such beautiful doors, Marta. Awesome.

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  4. merrildsmith says :

    I like all of these green doors. And yes, each new door greeted with hope, like the dawn of a new day.

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  5. Dan Antion says :

    You do your favorite form very well. I like that you added a little extra meaning to the lovely doors. I could be happy coming home to any of these entrances.

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  6. robertawrites235681907 says :

    This is a beautiful poem, Kerfe. This is now among one of my favourites of your poems.

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  7. Ingrid says :

    There is something about a green door…as inviting as a shadorma chain!

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  8. Emille says :

    Love the first teal door (sorry for a painter like I, this is not green:):) ) Isn’t it remarkable, that what is around the door determines how “rich” the door is seen? Emille

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    • memadtwo says :

      Teal is a much bluer color in my palette (I too paint). My daughters and I are always arguing colors of things, and shades of blue and green are often the subject. To me, this is jade. But there’s a fine line between blue and green, especially, I think.

      Ornamentation is often tied to wealth, maybe because it’s more expensive to produce.


      • Emille says :

        Well … not to argue (haha), but blue is a main color and green is a composite (mix) of blue and yellow, and teal is a mix of blue and green. My favorite is French ultramarine which is blue with a tinge of purple. Am happy there is a blogger I can talk to about colors without becoming overwhelmed:):)

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  9. yvettemcalleiro says :

    You have an incredible collection of doors, Kerfe. I love the idea of greeting each new door with hope, and I love your use of unjaded. 🙂

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  10. Colleen M. Chesebro says :

    Kerfe, last spring we painted our front door a lovely shade of forest green! Feng Shui dictates that doors that face east should be tied to the wood element. Green is one of those choices. Your shadorma series is perfect. I love your choice of words. Everything fits together so well. ❤

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Colleen. That’s something I didn’t know. And it made me remember that my apartment door is painted green on the outside, a sage color–and it faces east! I’m sure whoever decided the hall door colors wasn’t thinking of that, since every door in the building is that color, but it’s a nice synchronicity. It’s also interesting that I never thought of the color of that door when I was putting this post together.

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  11. sustainabilitea says :

    I like your poem and your door choices. They remind me of doors and homes I’ve seen in Philadelphia.


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  12. msjadeli says :

    I’m going to imagine the first one is made of iron. Lovely, wise poetry to go with the doors.

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  13. ben Alexander says :

    world contains millions of doors–
    they are everywhere.

    I still greet
    each new door with hope–

    Oh, Kerfe, you make wish that I felt this way…


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  14. Priti says :

    Beautiful lines yes the world contains million of doors ! And the photos are excellent well shared 😊👌💕

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  15. judeitakali says :

    Ahh this is so magical K. Looove it.

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  16. Manja Maksimovič says :

    I love green doors probably most of all, and yours are glorious. To meet each new door with hope is the best way to live. Maybe this is why we love them so much. Just wonderful.

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  17. Bela Johnson says :

    Beautiful. 🙏

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