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Describing Colors

My limited language, different meanings,
perceptions of colors, of shades, hues;
brand names, the color wheel
plants, fruits, sky and cloud
all a palette from which to choose
to try, in tenuous ways
to capture wonder, beauty,
utter perfection

Describing colors, to bring memory
to find common understanding
using the names of nature
to describe the colors I see
hoping that they will be meaningful
to all who read my lines


May 24, 2009