Saturday, April 28, 2012

Y is for Yellow








Hailstones and Halibut Bones:  Adventures in Color by Mary O'Neill is a book I've had for many years.  She's written a poem about each color.  Here's yellow:

Yellow is the color of the sun,
The feeling of fun,
The yolk of an egg,
A duck's bill,
A canary bird
And a daffodil


Yellow's sweet corn,
Ripe oats,
Hummingbirds'
Little throats



Summer squash and
Chinese silk,
The cream on top
Of Jersey milk,
Dandelions and
Daisy hearts,
Custard pies and
Lemon tarts


Yellow blinks
On summer nights
In the off and on
Of firefly lights
Yellow's a topaz,
A candle flame.
Felicity is a
Yellow name.


Yellow's mimosa,
And I guess
Yellow's the color of
Happiness


6 comments:

Nikky44 said... [Reply to comment]

Yellow is a beautiful color

jen@ living a full life said... [Reply to comment]

my house is yellow :)

Laura said... [Reply to comment]

My post was yellow too, but I like the poem much better than my dream kitchen.

Kathy said... [Reply to comment]

I love your beautiful yellow colours and words. Your blog is so vibrant.
And a huge big ...CONGRATULATIONS!!! Visited every site. Wow, I don't know how you did that!!
Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

Maryann Miller said... [Reply to comment]

What a lovely poem, and the pictures were great.

raymond alexander kukkee said... [Reply to comment]

Thelma, this is a wonderful blog! I really like your take on yellow..beautiful AND wonderful! ~R

 

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