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Painting Colors


01.23.19 Posted in today's words by

Ruth Gooley’s most recent poem to appear here was “Unexpected Encounter” (December 2018).

Painting Colors
By Ruth Gooley

I paint the colors on my tongue,
mouth alizaron crimson, azo yellow,
voice cerulean blue and burnt umber.

I drip out titanium white,
pronounce sienna and ocher, spit bronze and bubbles,
hiccup on carbazole dioxazine violet.

I roll out venetian red and ruby,
express blizzard blue, state blush and bone,
savor the intense syllables of sight.



3 Responses to “Painting Colors”

  1. Ed Zahniser says:

    very colorful poem, no pun intended, by ruth gooley. love the imagination
    of colors and their technical names.

  2. Charlene james says:

    Very nice, captures the strength of sound connected to sight.

  3. […] Ruth Gooley’s most recent poem to appear here was “Painting Colors” (January 2019).  […]

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