Colours

Heliotrope is a colour,
It’s also a flower.
Orange is a colour,
It’s also a fruit.
Avocado is a colour,
It’s also delicious.
Taupe is a colour,
It’s not delicious.

Icterine is a colour,
Sort of.
A bird can be Icterine
But it can’t be a colour.
French Raspberry is a colour,
Birds eat raspberries.

Moccasin is a colour,
It’s also a snake
And a shoe.
Skobeloff is a colour,
It’s a spring green.
Snakes breed in spring.

Zaffre is a colour,
In powder glass.
Behold the Ming vase.
Wenge is a colour,
It’s also a dark timber.
Sweet song of the Dulcimer.

Without colour there is no light,
Or maybe the other way round.
Chromatography, Colorimetry or Colour Science.
The study of colour.
Rods and cones perceive the light,
I just enjoy the view.

Colours

Andy Smerdon

Dayboro, Australia

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An observation on how I sometimes over-analyse everything – even colours.

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