Bri Edwards

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Green: The Color... [green Things] - Poem by Bri Edwards

My favorite colors are green and brown.
Green-leafed trees polka-dot our town.
Green’s the color of farm pond scum,
and green’s the color of green tea gum.

Copper turns green when it’s weathered.
Some Amazon parrots are green-feathered.
Green is the color Army privates wear,
and green’s what the young clerk dyed his hair.

The city of Oz was oh so green!
Green is the color of a string bean.
If you’re nauseous you’re “green around the gills”,
and I’d be “green with envy” if you had no bills.

Green beer is drunk on St. Patrick’s Day.
Green is the color of newly mowed hay.
A wilted green salad looks so sad,
but a green stick fracture is “not so bad”.

Greenbacks are U.S. paper money.
From green clover bees make clover honey.
A green traffic light tells me to go,
and a green banana ain’t ripe you know.

A green-winged teal is a small duck,
and a green four-leafed clover may bring you luck.
I’ve heard of “green thumb” but not “green nose”.
I wonder if green is the color of gangrened toes.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

thank goodness? for computer programs which highlight misspelled words....... though not all programs seem to agree. one program didn't like 'ain't'. this latest one was ok with ain't but not with 'ok', and it clued me in that greenstick should be green stick and new-mown should be newly mowed. well WHO is the expert? right?
i can't know it all in just 65 years.



Comments about Green: The Color... [green Things] by Bri Edwards

  • Loke Kok Yee (5/21/2016 12:19:00 PM)

    Though green with envy on your poem of the day
    But you sure deserve it that I gladly will say
    thanks Bri (Report) Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (5/12/2016 2:58:00 PM)

    green is certainly a color versatile. It is what we live and breath on. Congratulations for a great and well deserved member poem. Enjoyed reading it. Also I need to go and check the mirror if my color changed to little green! (Report) Reply

  • Moira Cameron Moira Cameron (5/12/2016 11:49:00 AM)

    Actually Bri, I would have stuck with 'new-mown' and damn the spell-check. I have seen and heard new-mown in folk songs, so as far as I am concerned, your instinct was correct. Fun poem! Congrats on being selected poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Elena Plotkin (5/12/2016 10:00:00 AM)

    Congrats Bri on your poem being chosen for poem of the day. Definitely well deserved. You are quite a colorful poet. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (5/12/2016 8:49:00 AM)

    Wow- - This poem teaches me that green has so many colors ! ! ! Congratulations for being selected Poet of the Day for a well deserving poem ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Judith Blatherwick (5/12/2016 8:45:00 AM)

    I love this poem. It cheered me up and made me smile. (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince Clarence Prince (5/12/2016 7:42:00 AM)

    Green, that's why I love this time of the year,
    Everywhere is green, and everything is green,
    Not green, lean, and mean, but green and lovely,
    and just beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Barry Middleton Barry Middleton (5/12/2016 7:36:00 AM)

    I'm from the south and its in my genes,
    think I'll cook up some collard greens. (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee Jasbir Chatterjee (5/12/2016 7:08:00 AM)

    Nice poem! Congrats once again for being poet of the day! In the first line you say, My favorite colors are green and brown. But all through the poem, you refer to only green. There is no mention of brown. Maybe you should remove 'brown' o perhaps make some more references to brown. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Billsborough (5/12/2016 5:44:00 AM)

    I reckon you are right on both counts there. New-mown sounds much better and greenstick should be one word.
    A marvellous and funny tribute to the colour Green. I've just come in from lying in the grass in the garden.
    It should be new-mown too but it's too hot to get out the mower. Think I'll get a sheep. anyway, congrats. It's a fine piece of writing, much enjoyed. My colour is blue but I'm not colour prejudiced. Green's fine by me as is you poem.
    tom billsborough (Report) Reply

  • Simone Inez Harriman Simone Inez Harriman (5/12/2016 3:21:00 AM)

    Lovely sense of humor in your poem Bri. Congratulations for poem of the day :) (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (5/12/2016 2:39:00 AM)

    Green nose! ! Though not all programs seem to agree! Thanks for sharing. Glad to have your poem today as, 'poem of the day'. Mine was read on the 8th of February this year. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (5/12/2016 1:10:00 AM)

    I have no words to express my appreciation for this amazing variety green collection (though, I would like to sip green beer if I get a chance) . Poet's notes deserve a special mention. Thank you, Bri. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (5/12/2016 12:33:00 AM)

    I am green with envy over your selection as poem of the day.: -) (Report) Reply

  • Gergana Teofilova Gergana Teofilova (9/26/2015 5:25:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem! Green is my favorite color and it's actually the color of so many things...mostly good. U.S. dollar bills are green but leaves are green, too. Besides, it's done in such a nice, humorous manner, which simply makes one feel relaxed and smile :) (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Katona Stephen Katona (5/13/2015 5:00:00 PM)

    Awesome poem Bri. I'm green with envy I didn't write it first. I particularly like:
    a green stick fracture is “not so bad” (Report) Reply

  • Charles Darnell Charles Darnell (7/4/2013 8:58:00 AM)

    A funny, whimsical piece. A cross between Dr Seuss and Gerard Manley Hopkins (at least the first couple of lines) ! Enjoyed this!
    I personally find it hard to write humorous pieces, so I applaud whenever I see one done well. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George Valsa George (7/3/2013 8:08:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem on Green! I too have heard of green thumb but not green nose.Incidentally Green happens to be my favourite colour too! I invite you to read my poem- Oh! Green, Stay Green, if you don't mind! (Report) Reply

  • Robinson Robinson (7/2/2013 3:35:00 PM)

    Ha, good one Bri.
    This one tickles me green, or yellow, or blue, no...... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 30, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013

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