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Friday, May 28, 2010

Poetry Friday - "What is Purple?"

This lovely little poem comes from a book calledHailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O'Neill that's all poems about colors. I picked one of my favorite colors - a WOMS color - purple. Enjoy the violets when you go outside today!

What is Purple?

Time is purple
Just before night
When most people
Turn on the light
But if you don’t it’s
A beautiful sight.
Asters are purple,
There’s purple ink.
Purple’s more popular
Than you think…
It’s sort of a great
Grandmother to pink.
There are purple shadows
And purple veils,
Some ladies purple
Their fingernails.
There’s purple jam
And purple jell
And a purple bruise
Next day will tell
Where you landed
When you fell.
The purple feeling
Is rather put-out
The purple look is a
Definite pout.
But the purple sound
Is the loveliest thing
It’s a violet opening
In the spring.

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