Susan Marie Watkins

Rookie (September 23,1959 / California, USA)

Yellow - Poem by Susan Marie Watkins

Yellow is
Sharp as lemons
Clear as canary song
Pure as daffodils
That magic time just before dusk
When the world is golden as Rapunzel’s hair
A second-hand Easter dress
Too short in 1977 when I was 17
And yellow is
Glorious as the fear
of a girl on the cusp of lust


Comments about Yellow by Susan Marie Watkins

  • (1/16/2008 10:09:00 AM)


    This piece is one on which, I'm as keen as mustard.
    Danny; ¬)
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  • (1/12/2008 8:52:00 AM)


    I find this fabulous. t x (Report) Reply

  • (1/5/2008 10:01:00 PM)


    Yellow is almost an accepted generational adjunct now! But a beautiful recollection, cusp of lust and all. Rgds, Ivan (Report) Reply

  • (1/5/2008 1:33:00 PM)


    An effective poem - bright, and loose, and airy. (Report) Reply

  • (1/5/2008 10:55:00 AM)


    Beautiful and fascinating. I love the unexpected parings: Sharp as lemons, Clear as a canary song and Glorious as the fear. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011


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