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

  • Laurie Van Der Hart (9/10/2017 3:37:00 AM)


    A wonderful fun exploration of green, Bri! Gangrene, perhaps you know, looks black (oh, what a sad thing to experience. See my True Story.)
    I try to be a Green Girl (environmentally speaking) , but sometimes I'm just a Green Hypocrite.
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  • Lyn Paul (6/9/2017 4:47:00 PM)


    Great humour here Bri. Love this flo of your words and for adding my birthday. St Patricks Day.!
    Oh.... and my favourite colour is green too! hope you love green jelly too.
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  • Akhtar Jawad (4/15/2017 1:51:00 AM)


    Life is so green it's Bri Edwards,
    But brown is unseen, it's Bri Edwards,
    Left its fruits in countryside,
    Enjoying greenery and horse ride,
    Eighteen may be nineteen, it's Bri Edwards!
    (Who says Bri is 65, he is still an innocent teen aged boy, I believe) ..........Nice poem Bri.
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  • Bri Edwards (4/13/2017 10:32:00 PM)


    Into April 2017 showcase. (Report) Reply

  • Tomas Prato (12/17/2016 10:48:00 AM)

    Your Imagination Needs Some Cleaning
    It's a fine poem. Enjoyed it. But why spoil it with a mucky imagination - as in 'farm pond scum' and in 'gangrened toes'. But I suppose you are what you are, and you try to shock with those nauseous images. I wouldn't. (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (10/19/2016 9:27:00 PM)

    Ha ha ha ha
    This is a good and funny poem.. Well done! (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/27/2016 10:49:00 PM)


    Ha, ha ha! Well done Bri. I really like this poem it make me laugh. Rich rhyme scheme in this creative and compelling composition that could only have been written by the great Bri. Edwards! This one goes on my fav. list... (Report) Reply

  • (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
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  • (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 (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

  • (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 (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

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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

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


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

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 30, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013


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