Friday, May 23, 2014

For POETS UNITED ~ Midweek Motif ~ The Color Green ~

 Armed with the strength of  faith and  a sharp skean
treading stealthily through the unknown unseen dene 
who so deeply sought the precious embedded sphene?
bitterly tough and rough it was, not at all like gean
passing through desert  uphill and down Azbine
weary heavy parched as dryness ached the skin
O' if only nearby would be a shebeen'  
but no' so near is destination amazing velveteen
do not think of red or white or brown-just Green'
nor the number thirteen nor the grand limousine 
Beware' Beware' Beware' the covered unforseen'
O Sweet Cool Hippocrene make me see think write  
a colored rainbow all green green and all over green 
For Green is Life sweet and fresh forever is the Evergreen' 


  1. I don't know some of these words but felt myself traveling a path in an Irish mystery through deserts and thirst before finding the evergreen at the end of the rainbow. Nice humor too with limousine and the number thirteen.

  2. Thank you Dear Susan -humor tends to seep in and surface somehow in my article writing and poetry-I have discovered this aspect over the years-so the 'sense is Allah gifted and then I love the 'smile'and laughter' of the readers-this effect makes me happy too.

  3. I am delighted that you find a touch of Irish mystery' My school English and Geography Teachers were Irish at the Presentation Convent High School Rawalpindi- I am a student of English Literature Irish Poetry and Drama and I love mystery horror and adventure genres