Red As A Color

Vintage Words


Predominant in flags at sea,

the bright hue is a wanton,

waving itself against the currents

of any wind.


Clothing as the color Red

calls the eye and makes it listen.

It is a bold harpy, a wanton

and flamboyant dye lot.


Blood hits the air and cries, "Red!"

It can not help it. There are rivers of

it, uniforms stained with it. Surgeon's

hands are deep in that most unrainbow

like fabric.


There can be no stop signs without red.

Cars would crash at intersections without

the change from amber to it. Red, the

only real hat possible for a snowman

in winter.









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Red is the same and equal to

Red is the same and equal to all other colors. Love your little poem that insinuates poor red got a bad rap. In a way, it is sometimes as if the curse that used to be on the color black has shifted to red somehow when we made black indefinitely classy with the "little black dress". Poor red! ;-) 


Red's a great color. Have you ever seen the movie R.E.D.?? Oh dear Allets, it's worth an evening of quiet time to sit alone and belly laugh yourself to sleep. Excellent flick.

....Love the poem.


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "


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Will investigate this funny film. Saw Reds - Warren Beatty - The ending was like Ayn Rand's We The Living. Just watched Airplane and Airplane II - my grandson loved those. In search of topics, I started Alphabet, not colors - go figure! - best towards you. Stella



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