Yellow is a daffodil trumpet,
alerting us to spring.
Yellow is the sun warming,
making all things alive to sing.
Joy and happiness, and even hope, too,
have an aura of yellow just for you.
Yellow is bright or muted or soft,
coming in all kinds of tones to
take you aloft.
Like a cashmere sweater, so cozy and warm,
yellow brings comfort when one seems forlorn.
When I see it, I smile, as it brightens my day,
yellow does not let anything get in its way.
Life-giving yellow, be sun-rays or moon, shares
a way of thinking that just leads me to swoon.
I’ve oft thought other colors would replace, the fondness
for yellow that lives on as grace. Grace in my heart for
all to share. Grace in this color that brings so much cheer.
Yellow will live on in my colorful world as the bright beacon
of light, guiding each and every aspect of life.
This poem was inspired by the book Hailstones and Halibut Bones: Adventures in Color (1961) by Mary O’Neill and by today’s glorious sunrise. It is an addition to a series of my own color poems that I am working on creating.
© Carol Labuzzetta, 2019 for Poetry Friday hosted this week @ The Miss Rumphius Effect.