A Poem of Many Colors


Consider for instance
a raw yolk of yellow
a passion of purple
a rough rind of orange
or a fine rage of red.

Linger upon:
a slender grass of green
a pitch night of black
a bright star of white
or a cool water of blue.

Above all, wear this poem
as the Biblical Joseph before us
wore his coat of many colors,
the gift of his father,
Wear this poem.

It too is a special gift.

May 1999
Portsmouth