Margaret Alice Second

(24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Green So Exquisite [REVISED]


Green is my theme, emerald in spring tendrils,
blue images tinted with avocado hints heralded
by lime dishcloths (for my cups) , jade facecloths
(for my hands after eating) , olive plastic bottles,
three separate bunches of verdant rose stems,
a delicate rose in shimmering silk, rose-buds
and four roses on their own

I keep facecloths near for an invigorating effect
of my eyes meeting bright energy of jade, a
power surge, promise of sunlight illuminating
tree leaves, softening pink of my blouse, this
illustrated paper background soothes; it helps
because I have just destroyed my document,
replaced the list with another now it is gone,
to be redone

But the power surge of this green so exquisite
in lemon and lime helps me to stay strong, I
sigh and put my document on a lemon green
memory stick to take home, the magic of
modern technology combined in one!


[ORIGINAL: ]

Green is my theme, the light green of tendrils
in spring, the pictures are blue and the green is
brought in by green dishcloths (for my cups)
and green facecloths (to clean my hands after
eating) and green plastic bottles and the green
stems of my roses – in three separate bunches,
the delicate rose in shimmering silk, the rose-
buds and 4 roses on their own

I keep the green facecloths near me to feel the
invigorating effect when my eye are struck by
the bright power of the colour, a power surge,
a promise of sunlight illuminating tree leaves,
the soft pink of my blouse and illustrated paper
a soothing background; it helps because I have
just destroyed my document, replaced the list
with another now it is gone, to be redone

But the power surge of this green so exquisite
in lemon and lime helps me to stay strong, I
sigh and put my document on a memory stick
to take home, the magic of modern technology
and lemon green in one combined!

Submitted: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Edited: Friday, April 19, 2013

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