What is pink?

What is pink? a rose is pink

by the fountain’s brink.

What is red? A poppy’s red

in its barley bed.

What is blue? The sky is blue

where the clouds float thro’

What is white? A swan is white

Sailing in the light.

What is yellow? Pears are yellow

Rich and ripe and mellow.

What is green? The few ss is green

with small flowers between.

What is violet? Clouds are violet

in the summer twilight.

What is orange? Why an orange!

Just an orange.


Christina Rossetti