Calling Colours

my grandson and I name all the sea-colours

of Killiney Bay, where we are walking:

copper-green, sea-green, silver, grey

pink, cobalt blue, navy, azure

changing shades as clouds move over

or later when the sun sinks lower.

Strawberry is the name of June full moon

season of red fruits, red roses, red clover

crimson sweet williams, scarlet geraniums

common poppies, dancing fuschia flowers.

Last night, a young, tawny fox, bright in

moonlight, crossed my path, paused

on the grass, looked all around

shook his brushtail, scampered on.

By Rosy Wilson

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