your summer dress I remember:
orange, green, a touch of turquoise
how it clashed so madly
with the dull buildings
dulled by a sky-full
of grey clouds
& your smile—dashed off
as you ran past in the light rain
bright as the sound
on a smooth wet road.
Vaughan Gunson is a poet in Whangarei and a member of the poetry group Take Flight. Last week at our monthly meeting, he read this poem. The simplicity of it, and all that colour and clash (despite it being a quintessentially quiet Gunson poem), make me smile.
Vaughan’s poetry has been published in Blackmail Press, New Zealand Listener, Poetry New Zealand, Side Stream, Stingray, Takahe, The Lumière Reader, UNITY Journal, Workers Charter and 52/250 A Year of Flash.
Readers can find more of Vaughan’s poetry at falling away from blue.
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