Orange is a carrot
And the orange I eat
Orange are these bright new socks
I wear upon my feet!


Yellow is a lemon
Yellow is a star
Yellow is the sun
In the sky so far


Red is an apple
Red is a rose
Red is the color of
My frozen, icy nose!


Purple is a grape
Purple is a plum
Purple is my favorite juice
Shall I get you some?


Green is the grass
Under both my feet
And green is the broccoli
My mother makes me eat!


Black is the night
And a witch's hat
Black is my Mom's hair
And that witch's cat!

More Green

Green are the branches
Budding in the sun
And green are many vegetables
Can you tell us some?


Blue is the ocean
Blue are my eyes
Blue is the sky where
The lonely eagle flies.


Brown is the mud
Brown is the bear
Brown is the color
Of my brother's hair.

The lovely things that I have watched unthinking,
Unknowing, day by day,
That their soft dyes have steeped my soul in colour
That will not pass away -

Great saffron sunset clouds, and larkspur mountains,
And fenceless miles of plain,
And hillsides golden-green in that unearthly
Clear shining after rain;

And nights of blue and pearl, and long smooth beaches,
Yellow as sunburnt wheat,
Edged with a line of foam that creams and hisses,
Enticing weary feet.

And emeralds, and sunset-hearted opals,
And Asian marble, veined
With scarlet flame, and cool green jade, and moonstones
Misty and azure-stained;

And almond trees in bloom, and oleanders,
Or a wide purple sea,
Of plain-land gorgeous with a lovely poison,
The evil Darling pea.

If I am tired I call on these to help me
To dream -and dawn-lit skies,
Lemon and pink, or faintest, coolest lilac,
Float on my soothed eyes.

There is no night so black but you shine through it,
There is no morn so drear,
O Colour of the World, but I can find you,
Most tender, pure and clear.

Thanks be to God, Who gave this gift of colour,
Which who shall seek shall find;
Thanks be to God, Who gives me strength to hold it,
Though I were stricken blind.

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