Midori – Neither Green nor Blue . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 8 November 2013; published on 1 January 2019; republished on 16 December 2020

MIDORI –
NEITHER GREEN NOR BLUE
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
8 November 2013

I have my doubts
about the virtues and the vices —
the good and bad
polite and impolite
sane and … well, you know … insane?

True or not true?
Or is there something
. . . . altogether else…
. . . . . . . . right here
. . . . . . . . . . . . right now

Not this or that
Not any thing at all

Like an elephant,
greater by far
. . . . than the parsing

Sparser by far
. . . . than that Wiley Coyote,
. . . . . . . . discrimination

Somehow sweeter
. . . . than the essence
. . . . of a wild, pink flower
. . . . roots in the mountain grit
. . . . head tousled by a chill wind
. . . . . . . . off the green Pacific.

Image: “Padres Shooting Star,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2002, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Padres Shooting Star,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2002, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

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Alice B. Clagett


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