Welcome are the passionately curious

"There was one Elephant--a new Elephant--an Elephant's Child--who was full of 'satiable curiosity, and that means he asked ever so many questions. And he lived in Africa, and he filled all Africa with his 'satiable curiosities." Rudyard Kipling

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Whiter Shades of Irony [*this fledgling is new]

For a color that is the triune of all color,
For all the implied simplicity and forthrightness,
White is an unholy terror for matching.
the worst kind of duplicity—
the pure one, so called,
is just like the rest—for who is to say
your Snow White is not my silver lining;
your crisp white paper, the haggard chalk in my hand.
Quirky, naming a dark grey shade of paint “Honest Abe,”
Naming a very white-grey shade “Edge of Night”
without even waiting for a respectable
of sunset.

Just like the black in your foulest nightmare--
It's just “Charcoal Grey” to the make-up industry,

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