National Poetry Day

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It’s National Poetry Day today and my local library is holding an exhibition of poetry chosen by their borrowers. They invited people to submit photos to illustrate the poems.

I entered several photos for different poems, and one of mine won! It illustrates a poem called ‘What is Pink?’ and has been printed out quite large, and is now on display in the library!

Here’s the poem by Christina Rossetti

What is Pink?

What is pink? A rose is pink
By the fountain’s brink.
What is red? A poppy’s red
In it’s barley bed.
What is blue? The sky is blue
Where the clouds float through.
What is white? A swan is white
Sailing in the light.
What is yellow? Pears are yellow
Rich and ripe and mellow.
What is green? The grass is green,
With small flowers between.
What is violet? Clouds are violet
In the summer twilight.
What is orange? Why, an orange,
Just an orange!

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3 Responses to “National Poetry Day”

  1. Stuart Dootson says:

    Well done, Katie – it’s always nice to get some recognition of your pictures, isn’t it!

  2. Muldoon says:

    So “what is Pink” gets its own tag!

    Pink is an unpleasant (wo)man-made colour. It’s not bright enough to be called primary and not sufficiently tasteful to be a decent pastel. Is it in a rainbow? Is it mentioned in ROYGBIV? Is it worth the chemical pigments it’s made from? I don’t think so!

    PS: congrats on getting a prize for your poem. Is it good enough to publish here (in small print)?

  3. Katie-Rose says:

    It isn’t my poem, Muldoon, it’s by Christina Rossetti.
    It’s my photo that won and so is up in the library to illustrate the poem.

    Yes, I’ve added the poem so you can see it now.

    Yes, ‘What is Pink?’ did get it’s own tag. I thought that was only fair as it’s someone else’s poem.