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Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Colors of Autumn

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The Colors of Autumn

Burnt umber
Burnt sienna
Mars red
Orange henna
Silver gray
Olive green
Naples yellow
A touch of black
But not much blue --
Autumn's down-to-earth in hue.

~ Douglas Florian, 
from Autumnblings

I love this color poem.  Florian aptly describes the riot of earthy colors that we see around us every autumn.  He does it with a touch of rhyme, which always makes me smile -- at least when it's done well.  (And Florian's poem certainly qualifies!)  What colors do you see when you look outside in the fall?

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