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Rating: 3.8
Purple is afraid
it scuttles into corners
on all fours
it reeks
it shrieks
and smells of old unopened rooms

it is the flickering eyelid
of an aging actress
and the veins
mapped on leaves
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Frank Avon 19 January 2015
Well, I'll never look a purple the same way again. Never. Splendid poem, whisks me away, persuades me as I resist. This ain't what purple means to me, but while I read your poem I entertain no doubts. I may have to write a response to this one: Purple is plush, / it's velvet crushed / it dances away at dusk / it insists on itself / and envelops one in the semblance / of macroeconomic sensuality. / Purple is plush.
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Sandra Feldman 19 January 2015
Yes, it is a funereal color so vividly and well expressed in this poem along with other strange things that make purple, in my view a color to avoid, even in a rose.
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Patricia Gale 04 June 2006
The way you have painted this read with such descriptive wording is of true talent! Patricia Gale
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Scarborough Gypsy 30 March 2005
Philippa, Not your favourite colour then? I like the way you have chosen the words that sound well together. It grows and flows but certainly ain't prose. Thanks again for helping me sister Warm regards SG
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Robert Rorabeck 01 March 2005
this poem is a bit of genious
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Netia Anatexis 01 March 2005
Perhaps I am too biased as Phillipa's daughter, but I love this poem. As a young teenager, it had such an impact on me that I began composing my own poems (none of which were ever as good as my mother's but luckily that wasn't the point) .
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Herbert Nehrlich1 27 February 2005
Magnifique! Correct spelling errors please. Poem is great. H
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