I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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22 May 2014

The Colour Green

For Alesha

I cringed from harsh lime,
while bitter acid
set my teeth on edge.
Pale apple, OK ...

But then came the time
new step-grand-daughter
gave me lime-green bling.
Loved it from that day!

Wore it in delight
with everything,
as my inner child
came out to play.

(That girl, full of zing,
likes poems that rhyme.)

Me and Alesha show off our matching green bling, Xmas Day 2013

Written in response to Poets United's Midweek Motif of the same title  


  1. What a great picture. I like the surprise turn in the poem at lime-green bling, when the magic of love brought out your inner child. The poem is convincing.
    (Spell check doesn't have bling yet!)

  2. this is lovely and delightful...love the photo..

  3. What a great way to connect and enjoy each others company..the photo is so joyous to accompany the words

  4. Lime green bling is stunning! What a thoughtful step- granddaughter, and how fun for the two of you to have matching bling.

  5. I love the poem, the photo and the matching bling! Fun! Cute granddaughter!

  6. The inner child in all of us longs to play, delightful.

  7. Rosemary,

    A delightful poem with your granddaughter at its heart. Love the green bling...Many shades:)


  8. Love can make us change our minds... Lovely write!

  9. Fun play with green! Kids' joy so contagious! :)xx

  10. Wonderful, Rosemary.

  11. Beautiful child with a loving heart. It shines through the poetry.