Poem about a quiet girl wearing a red dress

The May 21st prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to incorporate at least eight of a list of Langston Hughes poem titles into “a poem about something beautiful or something you wish would happen.”

I imagine hearing
dream variations
on a jukebox love song
snake through the sea calm 

Echoes of an April rain song
overcoming the weary blues
to brighten the spirits
of the quiet girl 

Her smile, now brighter than
the scent of a freshly cut bouquet,
banishes the sullen grey skies
of an otherwise bad morning 

See, when Sue wears red,
well… life is fine!

(22 May 2014)

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