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The Names of Colors

I wish I knew the names of colors.

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I know the basics, of course: Red, Yellow, Blue.

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The watercolor set that has sat unused on my desk for so many years provides some help: cobalt, ochre, scarlet.

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The colors of childhood crayons have remained in memory: burnt sienna, dandelion, indigo.

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But this autumn has outrun them all.

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The trees themselves seem to be competing.

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Even the little maple outside my porch has decided this year to join the game.

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And the evening sun conspires with them all.

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I wish I knew the names of colors.

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But I’m not sure there are enough.

Comments 5

 
Rosy Cole on Sunday, 14 November 2021 16:39

Stunning! And thanks kindly for sharing this glorious collection!

Here are the names of some colours to weave spells with :-)

https://digitalsynopsis.com/design/color-thesaurus-correct-names-of-shades/

Stunning! And thanks kindly for sharing this glorious collection! Here are the names of some colours to weave spells with :-) https://digitalsynopsis.com/design/color-thesaurus-correct-names-of-shades/
Stephen Evans on Sunday, 14 November 2021 18:29

Nature thanks you! The variety of colors this year is astonishing, or maybe I'm just old enough now to notice and appreciate them. :)

Nature thanks you! The variety of colors this year is astonishing, or maybe I'm just old enough now to notice and appreciate them. :)
Rosy Cole on Monday, 15 November 2021 09:23

Truly, there's a lot in that :-) The notion is worth mining.

Truly, there's a lot in that :-) The notion is worth mining.
Virginia M Macasaet on Monday, 13 December 2021 23:28

I see persimmons and tangerine!

I see persimmons and tangerine!
Stephen Evans on Monday, 13 December 2021 23:50

Those are good names - thank you!

Those are good names - thank you!
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