Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Gift of Purples


Majestic is what we say
Harkening back to times of thrones and wealth
Rare and royal; adored or despised; youthful and mature at once

Purple
Even the word itself is special:
               Effort needed by both tongue and mind

We foolishly try to capture purple:
               Paint in little girls’ bedrooms
               Jellybeans; Easter eggs; nailpolish; eye shadow; construction paper
               I loved a purple turtleneck once:
                               metal buttons on the cuffs, worn with a purple plaid skirt

I think better to allow nature to provide the majesty surrounding purple:
Sunsets that fill a horizon
Violets under our feet
Shadows on a half-buried shell

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