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I over turned a grasshopper's den
and kicked up a dust storm.

He’d painted his walls
an even deeper violet
than the tingle of my sneeze.
Yet, it was still brighter
before my fretting foot
had showed amethyst to the sun.

The grasshopper turned,
offered me a brush,
and asked me to choose
a colour.

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The following comments are for "Purple"
by silverscent

I have to admit, I'm not entirely sure I got what was going on here, but then that's just a prime example of how poems don't have to make sense to be enjoyed, and don’t have to be understood to be experienced/ felt… 'cause I did enjoy this, undoubtedly... I loved the colours and the sense of heat and light and the phrase "fretting foot"... and the wildness of kicking up a dust storm… there’s a sense of playfulness and wonder here that’s captivating, even if I don’t “get” it. thanks for this.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: March 5, 2007 )


I understand it is quite a "mad" write and anyone will have trouble grasping the actual meaning. I am selfish and write so concise yet "multicoloured" that only I know what I'm talking about.
In brief (she says) it supposed to be about immature criticism. Person 1 throws their "dummy out of their pram" so to speak and bashes someones opinions. Where as the person 2 calmly suggests finding a solution in person 1's opinions. In effect person 1 in defense suggests an idea, yet it's a faulty and a poor attempt. Person 2, doesn't gloat.
Moral of the story - don't blatently "dis" something if you cannot give valid and improved suggestions.

Ok thanks for your comment!!

( Posted by: silverscent [Member] On: March 5, 2007 )

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