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GREEN, A Litany

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 11 April 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

green in the midst of drab desolation
green ‘til the tide in the street overflows
green that preserves green's green reputation
green behind curtains, like cellist & bow


green on occasions no green is permissible
green by inversion a negative flame
green in final disgrace & dismissal
green where the gravedigger shoulders his spade


green like the walls of Verlaine's Belgium prison
green woods, wolf & poet meeting on equal foot
green like embroidery on old smoking-jackets
covered with needlepoint dragons & soot


green like a murderer gone to the guillotine
green like the lawns of this land breaking through
our windows in herbicide frenzy to taunt us
green like the tarnish on brass tiger shoes


green the result of choice or of chance
green when the famished, the hopeful despair
green that we have no hope of outguessing
green for which always we must be prepared

(Jay Mandeville)

SAMSUNG WB5500 / VLUU WB5500 / HZ50W 1/200 second F/5.0 ISO 80 63 mm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

We all need a bit of green !!

11 Apr 2013 10:21am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Green in all its glory ... and a thought-provoking poem.

11 Apr 2013 12:00pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful study in green Glenn! ;-)

11 Apr 2013 1:28pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Nice greens and yellows.

11 Apr 2013 6:56pm

SAMSUNG WB5500 / VLUU WB5500 / HZ50W
1/200 second
F/5.0
ISO 80
63 mm

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