“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” ~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Feeling winter weary and color starved?
I think I’ve had my fill of brown, grey and white. I know too well the bare bones of the trees, how they cast long shadows across our snow-blanketed yard. I’ve had lots of time to ponder the individuality of snowflakes and marvel at the magic of icicles. But enough with the bark and rocks and dry stalks.
I want green. And pink, yellow, lavender, teal. Drench me in indigo, lime, scarlet, magenta, emerald, fuschia, and orange. Read me a sweet poem that will transport me from my cozy armchair to a place of sheer delight. Let me feast on color.
by Christina Rossetti
Source: The Golden Book of Poetry (1947)
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A VISUAL FEAST
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Yum! Was that as good for you as it was for me?
Okay, back to my armchair.
What’s your favorite color?
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Writer, coffee connoisseur and all-around beautiful person Karen Edmisten is hosting this week’s Roundup. Take her a bouquet of color and enjoy the full menu of poetic goodies being served up in the blogosphere. Speaking of color, have you been following Laura Shovan’s Pantone Poetry Project at Author Amok? It’s been fun to read the poetic responses to so many delicious colors.
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