Notes · Poems

A Walk Around the Block : Poem #2

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Time is purple
Just before night
When most people
Turn on the light—
But if you don’t it’s
A beautiful sight.

Asters are purple,
There’s purple ink.
Purple’s more popular
Than you think….
It’s sort of a great
Grandmother to pink.
There are purple shadows
And purple veils,
Some ladies purple
Their fingernails.
There’s purple jam
And purple jell
And a bruise
Next day will tell
Where you landed
When you fell.
The purple feeling
Is rather put-out

The purple look is a
Definite pout.
But the purple sound
Is the loveliest thing
It’s a violet opening
In the spring.

—Mary O’Neill

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