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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Red


Red
he said
Not quite, dear
Crimson, she said
with maybe a small touch of cardinal
or perhaps a bright shade of vermillion
Carmine? Scarlet?
Any thoughts?
He said
red.

and One Single Impression, #220, Crimson (alas, too late)

18 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Oh, I'm laughing. It must be so much simpler to be a guy!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love all words for the colour red - they are so rich and varied.

Shawna said...

Ha ha! I love this. You are SO good. :) And that's exactly how this conversation would go down.

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hedgewitch said...

I think I've had this discussion. Resistance(or reason) is futile, eh. Great use of the form, LM.

Heaven said...

Nice colour to write about ~ Red is my fav ink ~

Helen said...

Oh, just tell it like it is, Red!

Mama Zen said...

That is just too clever!

Christine said...

this conversation would be the other way around in my house, enjoyed it and the use of red, or is that crimson?

Brian Miller said...

ha its all red to me...but i love the word vermillion

Pat Tillett said...

Apparently, only red will do!
Nice whimsy...

Hannah said...

I like what you've done with this!! It's a fun conversational piece as well as a nice color feature. Great job!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A perfect tetractys. Love the back and forth!!

haikulovesongs said...

LOVE this! that'd be a man... "RED" LMAO!

Ella said...

Playful and fun! I wanted more ;D

darev2005 said...

(grin)

Do you have my house bugged?

Mystic_Mom said...

Yes, I've known people who have these kinds of conversations! Very good...nice flow.

Mystic_Mom said...

Yes, I've known people who have these kinds of conversations! Very good...nice flow.

Mynx said...

how many times have I longed for the men in my life to be more descriptive and eloquent.
But red is always just red