Learn More

Elizabeth Delaney


Colour Me Up


Colour me up, colour me down.
Black is black. White is known.
Black. The colour of murder, of soul.
Black. The mood, thunder, coal.
Take the knife and change it to RED!
Angry words. Vermillion said.
Rag to bull. Passion and fashion!
Roses and love.
Yellow's like a lovely day.
Spring, with Summer on the way.
Daffodils and Buttercups.
Yellow's fear and cowardice.
Faint heartedness, unfair play.
Green's another primary
Grass and trees and warty toads.
Mixed with yellow it turns to mud.
Envy gluttony and greed, it`s said.
Really it's just as bad as Red!
Blue skies blue eyes
and blue speedwell.
Robin eggs up high in nests.
The ocean. Is it blue or green?
That aqua colour in between.
Blue mood. Bluebell
And all that Jazz!
What then, of our old friend Grey?
It seems there's not a lot to say.
But don't think boring, dull or flat
Grey has so much more than that!
The burnished sheen of gunmetal hue,
In certain lights its silver and blue.

Submitted: Saturday, October 27, 2012

Elizabeth Delaney's Other Poems

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I was asked in a workshop to write a poem about colours, I am colour blind! After I stopped panicking I realised I don`t HAVE to see colour to write about it! So this is the result! !

Comments about this poem (Colour Me Up by Elizabeth Delaney )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Anecdote of the Jar, Wallace Stevens
  5. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. The Three Kings, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  8. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Indian Weavers, Sarojini Naidu

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Jane Brontë

I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born

In secret pleasure - secret tears
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. New Birth, Paul Sebastian
  2. First Encounter - Tan Sri Clement Hii, john tiong chunghoo
  3. I Chose To Mickey With The Mouse, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  4. Honey-Bee Lover, Paul Sebastian
  5. How real is This Truth?, michael walkerjohn
  6. What Bhagavad Gita is not, Bashyam Narayanan
  7. Sold, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  8. Pain, Pain Knows No Race, Hebert Logerie
  9. God's Hands Of Love, Tom Zart
  10. Alone, Samantha Gronn
[Hata Bildir]