Literary Hype Internet

The bright hues of Yesterday

XXXI Days of Poetry  (MMXII) - Day XII

The bright hues of Yesterday

Youth is passion set ablaze, 
crusading righteousness;
a moral absolute. 
Age is tempered fire, 
and sees a landscape 
shrouded in shadow. 

Hard-earned discernment 
has revealed that so little 
in life is definitively 
This way or That way.

Color has drained 
from the land;
the bright hues of yesterday 
forever faded and grey. 

Ask yourself this question: 
When were you not younger than you are now?

(Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston
lower right painting: "Love" by Leonid Afremov)

See the full 2012 Edition of the Thirty-One Days of Poetry

See the 2011 Edition
See the 2110 Edition

Hyperion Empire Home

Return to Literary Hype Home Page

No comments:



Literary Hype is the dream-child of Hyperion, who may or may not be completely insane. We offer original stories, Poetry, Books Reviews, Music Lyrics Analysis and more. (We even have Adult Fiction on a sister site: After Dark Tales.) We hope you find what you are looking for!