Green (a poem)

The August 22nd prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to choose a color, then write a poem using only images of that color. I didn’t quite do it that way, but it worked for me.

It’s the color of the trees around me
and the grass beneath my feet
Sometimes I see it
when I close my eyes
and my heart opens wide

It’s the color of a calm spring day
when the sun is warm and the breeze is quiet
Sometimes I wear it
when I’m feeling blue
and I want to go outside

It’s the color of a moment in thought
praying for a moment of peace
Sometimes I feel it
when I close my eyes
and go to sleep for the night

(22 August 2014)