In the spectrum, green fills more space visible to the human eye than most colors. When it comes to favorites, it’s second only to blue. As a prevalent color in the natural world, we invite it into our daily lives with the clothes we wear and how our living spaces are decorated. Green is a color of renewal, harmony, and relaxation. Not to forget after a long, cold winter, it’s a relief to glimpse the merciful green of spring.
“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” —Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s poetry prompt. Here is a tournament-ready poem from Dave we enjoyed:
Nature is not the most difficult
though hairy dog legs
yield phantom rough
and then looms April rain.
But worse is the knock of silence
on an interminable par five,
haunting six hundred yards
in barnyard dark. The dusky fairway
rises and smells like fear
you’ve always known.
And then the time is only now.
Pushing hands through hips,
and hope that if not far,
the shot is clean.
PHOTO PLAY 2 POETRY PROMPT: Find inspiration from photograph and respond with a poem. Share it with us in the comment box below.
Be sure to check out the highlights from Photo Prompt participants on the Photo Play Pinterest board! And keep clicking and/or playing with words.
Featured photo by Vlastimil Koutecký. Creative Commons license via Flickr. Post by Heather Eure.
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Darrelyn Saloom says
You always surprise, Malone. I had no idea you loved golf. I’ve never played, but if anything could persuade me to give it a try (I have a barnyard!), it would be this lovely poem.