Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Los Colores de Mexico

Vibrant colors abound
From the cobblestones
To the church campanario

Stucco walls
Of oranges, reds and yellows
Punctuated by limestone fountains

Like the abundant shades and tones
The faces of the people
Reflect well being, with nuanced color and hue




Guanajuato, Mexico

I wrote this for the Week 73 Trifecta Writing Challenge where we are to write 33-333 a 33-333 word composition using the word “color” in the context of complexion: the tint characteristic of good health or blush.

Your comments are appreciated. 

36 comments:

  1. These are such rich, earthy colors. A beautiful use of the prompt.

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    1. Thanks so much Tara. I'm glad you like it. When I saw the prompt, I immediately thought of the beautiful colors in Mexico. I was stumped for a while with the idea of having to relate that to complexion.

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  2. With nuanced color and hue - I like that line. You capture it well. I've traveled through Mexico and this brought back fond memories.

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    1. Thanks so much Steph. That line just flew into my head. Glad to bring back memories. Such a beautiful place.

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  3. I love the diversity of colors and textures here. It makes this a very rich and beautifully written piece!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Valerie.

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  4. I like how you used color (and also the photo you chose.)

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    1. Thanks Janna. I immediately thought of Mexico when I saw the prompt and had to rummage through our photos find the right pic.

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  5. Great!! The 2nd stanza....oh wish I was there now!! Really felt that one...

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    1. Thank you Pirate. I'm on my way there in a couple of days.

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  6. yes sometimes it seems pretty drap here in the midwest - like your take on the prompt -

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    1. Thanks Steven. Yeah, I love all the color there.

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  7. Love 'from the cobblestones to the church campanario'. Great post!

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    1. Thank you kymm. I was happy when I came up with that line, especially when I realized that "campanario" sounded much cooler than bell tower.

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    2. Infinitely cooler. But you have to go with bell tower when your talking Poe.

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    3. Haha! I'll remember that. :)

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  8. You really set a wonderful scene here. I wish it would continue!

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    1. Thanks Draug. I think I will be writing more about Mexico. It's so lovely, nothing like what is portrayed in the movies.

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  9. I love the comparison of the buildings and the people having the same healthy colors. Great descriptive words!

    Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thank you so much. And I am happy to link up as this is such a great site, with the nicest group of people.

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  10. you brushed your canvas brilliantly with your artistry, LD!

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    1. Jody, thank you for saying such a nice thing! :)

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  11. It truly is as if you're painting this visual for us instead of writing. I love Mexico. Beautifully done, lumdog!

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    1. Gina, thank you for such kind words. I really appreciate when you stop by.

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  12. Great use of the prompt, connecting color in so many different ways to Mexico and mexicanos. Nice writing!

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    1. Thanks so much. I struggled for a while to weave those seemingly disjonted thoughts together.

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  13. What a beautiful picture you paint of Mexico, would that it was true of citizen of the country. It is a hopeful poem.
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

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  14. Loved the way you painted this word picture Lumdog & the last line is simply superb!Beautiful picture to complement your poem:-)

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  15. Through closed eyes I can see myself there.... Gorgeous. It reminds me of my fabulous holiday to Italy thirteen years ago. Richness of colour and diversity.... Ooooh I want a holiday now!!!! Lovely poem :-)

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  16. Beautiful poem, it made me think of great beauty and I wanted to go to old Mexico.

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  18. Really enjoyed reading this, the comparisons and descriptions - a great jumble of colour.

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