“I Dreamed in Color” © Julie Marie Hoey


I Dreamed in Color

I dreamed in color
in abundance, last night
a passageway, a portal
to contrast and light

shades of crimsons, alizarine,
magentas, deep blues,
cadmium yellow
sang the richest of hues

so stark and dazzling
secrets lay bare
I drank them and supped
sated I stared

into luminosity
and shadow infused
intensely pronounced
and of equal value


Julie Marie Hoey loves belly laughs, storytelling, vibrant colors, gardening, her cat Jasper Johns, good grammar, interesting words, reading, fixing things, exercising and yoga. She’s certain her greatest trait is amusing others—unintentionally.