I Am The Colour

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I am the colour, of rebirth
of tender leaves
bursting bright
from brown buds

I am the colour, to invigorate
to melt frozen hearts
as songbirds sings
the flood of thawing tears

I am the colour, of regrowth
of slender stems
twinkling through
pale autumn ashes

I am the colour, of new hope
of sunshine through dark clouds
as light lengthens
from midwinter’s dreaded days

I am the colour, of spring
of new beginnings
shining stars
on bare branches

I am the colour, of yet shy love
of a beating heart
quickening breath and beat
at the thought of a touch

©RedCat

Written for Poetics: True Colours? at dVerse.

Also posted to earthweal open link weekend #57.

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12 thoughts on “I Am The Colour

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  1. I knew even before the I got to the opening image that you were referring to green!! 💝💝 This is absolutely stunning! Especially adore; “I am the colour, of yet shy love of a beating heart quickening breath and beat at the thought of a touch.” *swoon*

  2. As Van Morrison sang, ‘It’s not easy being green’, the colour that offers hope to everything. I love the way you started with rebirth and spring leaves, Helene, and took us on a calming stroll through green. I especially love the lines:
    ‘I am the colour, of regrowth
    of slender stems
    twinkling through
    pale autumn ashes’.

  3. Love green redcat! Love this poem you have created to celebrate it — well written! It is one of the components of teal, and azure, two of my favorite colors. It is also one of the two colors of my favorite college sports teams — the University of Oregon… Green & Yellow. Go Ducks!!

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