Purple – August 19, 2014

For Carpe Diem’s Haiku Family – Purple:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAhere on the grass
under purple lights
the music vibrates

purple lights
creating fairy tale scenes
flights of fancy

the color purple
lives lived in oppression
freedom blossoms

Many years ago I saw this film for the first time … I’d bought myself a video player and rented the film and watched it for at least 10 times.  It was a particularly difficult moment in my life.  I never saw it as a film about racism … but of the poor hand of cards women are dealt the world over.  A powerful film … with a great Whoopie Goldberg … a story of a woman’s life from oppression to freedom … a story of hope.