Poetry - Workshop example of Poetry in Responce to art(Ekphrastic poem) 

The Colour of Sadness

(Moth by Olga Muller -oil on canvas)

Sadness is not usually caramel
salted tears can glimmer
in suspended hope
and in a shadow of chestnut.

The dusk moth brings reds
golden creams to the falling dark
as the sun slinks and hides
behind a ribbon of trees.

Light splays leaves’ long silhouettes
to grey, colour fades, extinguished
as moths and bats fly their
dance of life and death.