Foolish Pastel April by Lisa Noble: published in “Longing for Bohemia. A memory of Spring time at the Greenlake Community Center after Hapkido practice. Performed with other poetry at the Woodenville Barns and Noble with Poets West.


Pass the periwinkle and sit with me at the kid’s table; kick off your shoes and share a crayon cocktail.

Let’s doodle the night in the barest pint as fistfuls of cherry blossoms kiss the  moon that rises full of papery light.

Foolish April’s menu with specialty moments on the side:

Eggs promise ducklings running paddle-footed across the chartreuse lake; but there’s always room for a chorus of tangerine and rainbow sherbet sunsets that melt into the choppy sunset.

Daffodils spill sunny yellow giggles filled with rainy saved daylight.

Sprinkles of drizzle resist our layers of butterfly scratiffo as we color the air with sea-green memories and corn-flower jokes.

Rest your elbows on the kids table that, once white, is now scribbled with spumoni abandon.

Don’t be fooled by April’s grass moon illusions of blooming, hatching, bluster; kick off your shoes and always be available for chocolate cake addressed with violets.

But, now is not the time for bare feet in the rainy grass still dipping into ice-blue chilies and willies and happy for my lavender Aunt Francis sweater.

My shellacked umbrella cast peachy tulip shadow buds and we float up the side walk’s barest petal pink stream; whispering pastel promises of sweet graffiti Saturdays in April.


About lisasstories2013

Lisa Noble is a published writer and artist. Her stories, poems and art work have appeared in the following: Poet's West Journal, The Sound, Sage Woman, The Beltane Papers, Mixed Metaphors by the Seattle Art Museum, Voices of Choice, 33 Angel Times, Metro's Paint me a Poem: as part of Metro's 1999 Poetry on Buses Lisa's poem: "Low on the North West Food Chain: was featured on several Metro Buses. Since 2006 Lisa has been a regular contributor to We'Moon publications. Lisa is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and is the author of the 3-part Charman Chronicles series. Book one: "The Charman Chronicles: The Book of Fire" Is available on in book and Kindle form. (See Frieda Cramer's book review on the Kindle display!) Lisa's motto is: Support Literacy, Read to a Kid" thus the theme of this blog which will feature her favorite children's stories. Lisa has also self published two chapbooks and is the creator of the "Halfway to Babylon" project slated to come out in 2014. Lisa has shown her art work in group and solo exhibitions. Most recently being a part of the "Artful Henna" exhibition at the Art Not Terminal Gallery curated by Kree Arvanitas and Jeannie Lewis. View Lisa's work on her on-line shop: and on this blog.

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