The Colours of Life

Featured image: The Art of Flying, by Leni Kae

It’s an illusion, this thing called Life,
For the living I know have forgotten to live –

The colours of the earth pass by,
And they take not a second look.

The sounds of bright yellow today are buried
beneath the worries of tomorrow.
The orange tastes upon their tongue
are not truly savoured.
The smell of the earth after blue rain
does not fill their lungs with welcomed joy.
The pink touch of their lover’s hand on theirs
is not held closely.

So give me all the colours of life,
For I am living!

I see, hear, taste, smell, and feel you Life.
Today you are mine.

- Leni Kae

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Leni Kae is a contemporary artist and trained colour specialist integrating semiotics and colour psychology to produce artworks with powerful subconscious and sensory triggers – “energy art”. She has exhibition internationally, across New York, London, Varese, Bologna, Barcelona, Florence Biennale and locally across Australia. As an illustrator, her work has also appeared across book covers, and in magazines.

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  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 2 years ago


  • Thank you Robin :-)

    – Leni Kae

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonover 2 years ago

    I love what is being said here, the vitality in it, the claiming of all that one can get from life… so very positive… leaves a good feeling in me. The art work is as outstanding as your words.
    This whole composition has left me smiling Leni :)


  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonover 2 years ago

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  • AnLile
    AnLileover 2 years ago

    So beautiful Leni. xox

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    Wonderful in image and verse Leni

  • Liz Worth
    Liz Worthabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful – words and artwork.

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