Since the day you splashed
Upon a grey and empty day
An exuberant rainbow I cannot face the challenge
Of an empty page.

Now, I’ve learnt to my own colours
Painstakingly one by one.

Violet and indigo
Blue and green
Yellow, orange and red
They stand there one by one
In stiff self-conscious bands

Their studied gaiety
An affront to spontaneity
I don’t know how to make them glow
With the magic amalgam
Of sun and rain
That flowed so effortlessly
From your hands.