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The Color

A color beyond blue.
A color that has no place
between shadows.
A pearl of color
that yellow forbids,
and orange falls through.
A new color
without brown or black, and
gives away green.

A color that comes
when fog rises
and goes off in the trees.
What does a new color do
when all the places are taken,
and all the boxes are full?
When eyes cannot see it
for want of a face,
a space in the rainbow,
the sparkle in the rain?
What does a new color do?

Published inIndex of all Poems