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Life on the Deckle Edge

"Nature rarer uses yellow..."

April 22, 2011

Tags: Poetry Friday, poetry, nature

Cherry tree in early April
It's Good Friday and Earth Day, and the cherry blossoms have drifted away, leaving a canopy of lush green outside my studio window. White dogwood blossoms are gone, too Ė those trees all green now. Azaleas, in light and dark pink, are still going strong, as is the rhododendron and the neglected but exuberant rose bush out back.

These ever-changing colors of spring conjure up this gem from Emily Dickinson:

Nature rarer uses yellow
Than another hue;
Saves she all of that for sunsets,--
Prodigal of blue,

Spending scarlet like a woman,
Yellow she affords
Only scantly and selectly,
Like a lover's words.


What a blessing to live in a world of color. And poems - isn't "Spending scarlet like a woman" a provacative line? Next week Iíll have some colorful haiku poems from fourth graders!

Enjoy the Poetry Friday roundup today hosted by Kate at Book Aunt.

Comments

  1. April 24, 2011 7:13 AM EDT
    We've still got lots of colors here -- even the "scantly and selectly" afforded yellow in the daffodils. The dominant color is grey, though, as it rains and rains and rains and rains and rains...
    - Mary Lee
  2. April 24, 2011 8:42 AM EDT
    Thanks for stopping by, Mary Lee! Hope the sun comes out soon. We actually have a good bit of yellow too, with daffodils and forsythia (and an abundance of dandilions and ragwort in nearby grassy fields...).
    - Robyn Black

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