Celaine Charles
Author of Colors


Celaine Charles is a published poet living in the Pacific Northwest where she teaches, writes poetry and fiction, and blogs about her writing journey. The world around inspires her to write, and she loves to encourage others following in their own creative paths. Her previous works include shared poetry with the Tupelo Press 30/30 Challenge Project, February 2017. She has poems published with Nature Writing, The Seattle Star, Dime Show Review, Sunlight Press, and poems forthcoming in Kingdoms In The Wild, and Beneath The Rainbow. She was a poetry finalist in the PNWA (Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association) Literary Contest, July 2017.


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COLORS, by Celaine Charles

We live in a colorful world, one that speaks if we listen.

This collection of poetry captures the shades and tints of color I find in my walk along life. The world shines in hues of sorrow, fear, joy, and victory. It’s quiet and thoughtful, though has the potential to scream at the top of its lungs. The world is full of color, even when it appears colorless. And, there is always chroma within the softest of hues.

Sometimes color is overly bright, and we wish it to blend into neutral, to see only heart and soul; faces of people. Then again, we long for the striking red breast of a robin to catch our eye in the mundane spinning of time. The world has a lot to say, if only we stop and notice.

My wish is to inspire a color in you with each poem read. You may not experience color the same way I do, but perhaps you might take a moment to perceive what you are feeling, and what colors arise in your own mind when you notice them more deeply.

For the next six months, I will bring you two poems each week, Mondays and Fridays. One to start your week, and one to finish. All proceeds from this series will be donated through Channillo Charities to “Mary’s Place,” a Seattle-based organization helping children and families facing homelessness.

I welcome your thoughts in the comments along this journey. My hope is to polish this collection for publication in the end. Your encouragement and critique will pave that roadway, helping me leave a legacy of color to the world in gratitude of its muse.

Category/Genre(s): Poetry
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