Light stained amber, carmine, jade
sapphire, citron and amethyst
in drifts and beams makes a searchlight prism
that gilds over faded faces framed in faith
with a radiance banked;
in the far corner banished by
the clerestory where she sits
in a phosphorescent white dress
with her black sin clutched tight
there is only blanked shadow
of no color
no color at all.
Process notes: Horribly hard prompt for me, (!) but I think this may come close. I'm not big on the Imagist movement, though it was an important one in that it began to free poetry to explore other more spontaneous forms of expression, and supported the emergence of vers libre. I've also been trying to work up a poem to go with that very odd moody painting by Hacker for a long time, so this serves a double purpose.
Image: The Girl in White, by Arthur Hacker, ca 1895
By Arthur Hacker [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons