Robert Melliard

(20 - 5 - 1953 / Georgetown)

Green Asturias


Please don't talk about the GREEN
of old Asturias (worse-known than Ireland) :
let's talk about the GREENS instead.

Let's note the sharp, deep gloss of holly
or the dense shine of grass
(so green it hurts, a southerner once said)
or odd imported shades like greyish eucalyptus
or tall dark pines and firs
with bright slim shoots on branch-tips.

Let's speak of light new growth on frail mimosas
or multi-coloured moss on dry-stone walls,
short unfurling leaves on native trees
or sad pale lichens on dead twigs.

So please don't talk about the GREEN;
count all the GREENS instead!

Submitted: Sunday, May 04, 2014
Edited: Sunday, May 18, 2014

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  • Colleen Courtney (5/5/2014 6:19:00 PM)

    Can't help but love a poem on the different shades of Green when it's ones favorite color! Nice write! (Report) Reply

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