Up and through, through colour to brighter,
better, perhaps. I’m next, she says, up
and over, following underfoot the man
with the hat who’s had enough. Off with hats,
top hats and hard hats, happy heads float
through colour, dissolve, he says, into columns
of colour, preconceptions passing now,
no longer cornered by constricting contraptions,
sink into that which was once solid, release
the routine with the briefcase, the blindness
and the budget and slip swiftly into a world
of hope on a wall, on a roof, there is no ceiling,
no limit, imagination has no holding in flat,
in all that seems futile, gone are the grey days,
grey ways, grey suits that ground down, freedom
is but a jump up, sideways, over and under,
this is just a waiting room, close your eyes, feel
the weight shift, slip, feel the worry ware away
between suggestions someone else has painted
on that which was once static, which was once
only a support, imagination is a jump up
and through, pink can be your sky if you rise
above those who tell you it’s blue, the sea can be
your heaven if you can get through the clouds.
Up and through, through all that binds you, bonds
are only walls waiting to be splashed with colour.
All words and photographs by Damien B Donnelly
This is a repost for a week of colourful imagination. Street art from Parc Belleville, Paris.
4 thoughts on “WILLING TO BE WONKA”
“imagination is a jump up and through” … nice!
Well there’s always a leap of some sort- even into joy
ps. looking again (i didn’t really look properly the first time) i see people’s heads are disappearing into different coloured ‘pools’. Pretty neat art and a real neat poem!
I know! Heads slipping into colorful worlds- pretty neat indeed! 🤭🤗