“How Lovely Yellow Is!”
My Dear Theo, I have found myself
in the flower gardens of Montmartre
and have immersed my life in yellow!
In my mind, it stands for the sun,
a blazing star of ochre-chrome
newly opened in a troubled sky.
Such discovery is a rare seed
like a citrine of deepest fire
waiting to explode when the universe
can no longer hold the bloom.
Its blaze of raw saffron melds
with shades of iron cadmium.
My rooms are a smother of platinum;
goldenrod tendrils invade my brain
with an intensity close to insanity.
Kate Young lives in England and has been passionate about poetry since childhood. Her poems have appeared in The Poetry Village, Words for the Wild, Poetry on the Lake, Alchemy Spoon, Dreich and The Poet. She has had poems in two Scottish Writers Centre chapbooks. Her work has also featured in the anthologies Places of Poetry and Write Out Loud. Her pamphlet A Spark in the Darkness is due to be published by Hedgehog Press next year. Find her on Twitter @Kateyoung12poet.
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