The Daily Turn #4: Naming All the Colors

Naming all the colors
is harder than you think–
best if left until the first cup of 
lavender-grey tea
has made its way
through all five senses.

The table is pinker
in the morning
(on this kind of morning–
a pale wood-rose)
than in the dandelion light
of afternoon.
And the pink of each morning
is a different pink
Which my daughter seems to know instinctively:
Coming down the stairs from waking
Rushing to the window
Moving the curtain aside
And letting all the light of morning
Fill up her eyes
Before coming into the
Cherry blossom kitchen
Finding me, to her delight,
up early and asking if she can
(break this soft mauve stillness
with questions of every color
and) join me for tea.

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  1. Phyllis Terrell says:


    Sent from my LG Mobile

  2. Nance Burrell says:


    I “find myself” “seeing” somewhat differently, prompted by your sharing of “The Daily Turn”… describing more “colorfully” even in my silence what I see and experience.

    Do you know if Adrienne heard about the job.

    Can you send me her email address as well as Victoria too (both of them are off facebook).

    Good night dear… only a little time until it is Nov 15th.

    YIPPEE.. Time nearing for celebrating!



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