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Nature's true
palette,
Smiling faces,
all races.
The colors of life.

HAIKU POEM
ROSALIENE BACCHUS

Iris spread her palette
across the pale blue wash of the sky.
And with a dip and a stroke
made a swathe of color—
then stood back to muse on her work.

Dewy rainbows on spider webs
she tucked between bushes
in the early morning sun.
Beauty surprised
by dayspring creatures.

Sibyl strode by on one of her walks—
gloomy and morose —
as usual.
So, Iris poured a rainbow
through a waterfall.

Sibyl smiled,
and all was well.

Iris spread orange, yellow and red
across smog-ridden cities where
houses stared blankly
at vacant lawns, pot-holed streets,
closed factories…
hopeless children trudging home from school.

Then the oil spill
she could do nothing about.
(even Goddesses have their limits.)

Iris splashed a dose of iridescence
on the water.
Beauty the call
to be cleaned up.

And when Nemesis delivered
her sentence of death,
late one sultry, summer afternoon,
Iris grabbed a handful of colors,
and threw a prism into the sprinkler
in the front yard.

A Day in the Life of Iris
Rachel V. Olivier
COLORS OF LIFE
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
PABLO PICASSSO (1881-1973) - Spanish painter and co-founder of
the Cubist movement.
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more quotes about colors.
RACHEL'S CHOICE
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AARON COPLAND
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