Vermilion is organic, true and honest -
perhaps more orange than red -
and yet as blazing as sunset burning
an afterglow on the retinas.
Bright and exhausting in your mixes,
she often misbehaves -
for, of course, Vermilion is pure female -
and she always knows her own way.
I didn't have a One Word Wednesday photo ready today and have class to teach this morning. I was reading a post by Carol King and she included a definition of Vermilion in her post. I thought, as did she, that the definition was boring, uninspiring and needed more poetry - don't all the colors need to be defined with poetry? - so I wrote this before I got ready this morning for my student.
Now you try it!!! Pick a color and give it some poetic definition! What words come to mind when you think of a color? Have fun!!