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.

-


(Sept.2012)

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

  • Sarah ShahzadSarah Shahzad (1/11/2020 12:42:00 AM)

    Excellent Nicely penned poem here.... :)(Report)Reply

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  • Andrew BlakemoreAndrew Blakemore (11/14/2019 4:52:00 PM)

    A nicely worded piece, well done Bri(Report)Reply

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  • Mamunur Rahman KayesMamunur Rahman Kayes (11/13/2019 1:41:00 AM)

    I’ve heard of “green thumb” but not “green nose”.
    I wonder if green is the color of gangrened toes.....Excellent(Report)Reply

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  • A B Faniki (9/1/2019 7:04:00 AM)

    Lovely play of words it beautiful and the touch rhyme n rhythm made it a great piece.I enjoy it(Report)Reply

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  • Valentin SavinValentin Savin (8/2/2019 1:38:00 PM)

    I liked and enjoyed your green color poem. I imagined you and your lovely green-eyed wife finally touched the green grass of your new home. As you well know green means young. I wish you to always be as green as cucumber. 10+++(Report)Reply

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  • Don KubickiDon Kubicki (7/15/2019 6:43:00 PM)

    Quite an interesting list of green stuff, but where is the BROWN?(Report)Reply

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  • Vaibhav SimhaVaibhav Simha (7/10/2019 8:25:00 PM)

    Such simplicity and explicitness, which is a trait oppugnant to my poetry. This is a sweet little poem that celebrates the colour green.
    Although I've learnt that 'leafed' is actually another term 'leaved', I'll ask you to use the latter, because you stress on using the more common terms.


    'Green-leafed trees polka-dot our town' is my favourite line, for it sounds like it is from the tongue of a kid, full of innocence and simple comparisons.(Report)Reply

    Vaibhav SimhaVaibhav Simha(7/31/2019 11:49:00 AM)

    To the gentle one (in order to not assume genders) who has replied to my comment, 'oppugnant' means " opposing; antagonistic" . I'm incognizant of the whether the word is present in the dictionary or not, but it is sure in Google's dictionary (and, possibly, in the Oxford online dictionary) .

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  • S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri (6/3/2019 7:12:00 AM)

    /cont/...I could never get tired reading you if you write so fantastic. Look forward to always reading you, our Poemhunter king of humour. Maybe I will write u a poem some day when I'm not soo busy as right now.(Report)Reply

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (2/8/2019 5:25:00 AM)

    Green is my favorite color too! Long back I have written a poem -Oh! Green, Stay Green!

    'Green-leafed trees polka-dot our town'.............. Love this line! The poem gives a feeling of freshness(Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (10/19/2018 1:02:00 PM)

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  • Denis MairDenis Mair (8/13/2018 8:57:00 AM)

    NEW-MOWN HAY is fine. Your picky program is being pedantic.(Report)Reply

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (7/28/2018 10:03:00 AM)

    'and green’s what the young clerk dyed his hair.'........... Can't believe this. But great fun!(Report)Reply

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  • Nicole SettimiNicole Settimi (7/13/2018 3:44:00 PM)

    I love this! Right away, I thought of Dorothy Parker, the humorous undertones, the word play and witticism!

    Especially:

    'If you’re nauseous you’re “green around the gills”,
    and I’d be “green with envy” if you had no bills.'

    Also, the last line is killer. Brilliant in its hilarity!(Report)Reply

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  • Stuart MunroStuart Munro (6/19/2018 12:22:00 PM)

    Gangrene Toes, , , I like that part the best, , , , really nice poem Bri(Report)Reply

    Bri EdwardsBri Edwards(6/24/2018 4:51:00 PM)

    Stu, it seems odd that someone name Stu, pronounced like stew, would enjoy the Gangrene Toes best. ever EAT stewed toes, gangrenous or otherwise? they ARE delicious; try some tonight!

    thanks. bri :)

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  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (5/16/2018 3:16:00 AM)

    Thy Hypnotized Sight of Green Color is depicted here wonderfully(Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/30/2018 3:25:00 AM)

    Green - the Color! An interesting poem beautifully penned.

    Did you know Bri that
    Green is the colour of the heart?
    Heart that is kind,
    heart that is compassionate,
    Heart that is generous!

    You have a wonderful green heart, my dear friend!
    100(Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (4/17/2018 2:14:00 PM)

    Here to revisit this wonderful poem to be entertained and have some fun.
    I like all the lines. Cleverly written and well executed write.(Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (4/15/2018 2:42:00 PM)

    Green is the color of nature and health. A relaxing color that is pleasing to the eye.
    Dark green is often associated with the military and monetary matters. These things
    have been captured in this wonderful poem. But, the poet forgot to mention a greenhorn......10
    and onto my Poem List.(Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (4/15/2018 2:36:00 PM)

    The poet made the color green the most favorite of all colors with this
    fascinating poem. A unique, entertaining and a bit informative write.
    Masterly crafted and with great rhyme.(Report)Reply

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  • Nudershada CabanesNudershada Cabanes (4/8/2018 12:18:00 PM)

    A delightful poem where green (color) is the theme. I too love to see the green leaves of the trees and the green grass newly mowed. I loved the rhyming in this poem it flows beautifully.10+++: -)(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 30, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013


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