Colorful Promises

I have a wooden cupboard

In which I keep  glass jars

In which I store all my promises

Given and received

Broken and kept.


At times it’s a Heaven Sent village.

Often a Hellish prison.

Will my next deposit be an Irresistible Kiss

Or will it, rather, be a mere attempt to Chase the Moonlite, only to find it unavailable?

Even the finest of promises, like September Skies, can be deceptive.


I’ve so often followed the dulcet tones of a Serenade

Into a Bramble.


Welcome back to Imaginary Garden With Real Toads. Today we have ARTISTIC INTERPRETATIONS WITH MARGARET~COLOR IT .

25 thoughts on “Colorful Promises

  1. Glenn Buttkus says:

    I dig your last stanza; most of us have trod that path, and braved those thorns. I, also, like the image of those glass jars hidden in the cabinet of broken promises. (THE CABINET OF BROKEN PROMISES could be an alternate title, or a Leonard Cohen song.

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  2. sanaarizvi says:

    This is absolutely phenomenal! ❤️ I love, love “Or will it, rather, be a mere attempt to Chase the Moonlite, only to find it unavailable?” 😀 Lovely use of the given colours!

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  3. Lori says:

    I love the idea of mason jars full of promises. I can imagine an old wood cupboard full of glass jars with yellowed hand written labels collecting things that really are intangible, like the colour of September skies, a kiss, or the tune of a serenade. How does one “preserve” something like that. Wonderful!

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  4. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says:

    Yes, the names are so captivating (that is the goal, I’m sure) and send one off to wishing and dreaming = so your mason jars are perfect for storing promises. I like the “given and received / broken and kept” lines.

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    1. larry trasciatti says:

      Thanks especially considering how I’ve been nudge nudged by some experts here about my lack of ability, or at least my lack of use of symbolism. I really appreciate the constructive symbolism, including credit


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