the colour of the universe

artwork by phil burns

Click here to hear the poet read his words:

the colour of the universe

when you think about it
the colour of the universe
is obvious

it must be a complex mix
of many things:
courage and cowardice
kindness and cruelty
pride and humility
certainty and indecision
harmony and conflict
intelligence and stupidity
and some more stupidity

add a sprinkle of warmth in winter
and rain in summer
and it is clear it must be serious
but with humour
but comforting
like a kilt
or whisky

so what colour
could it possibly be
but tartan?

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10 Responses to the colour of the universe

  1. Norah says:

    Funny. An interesting response.


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  3. Lindsey says:

    Love this one.


  4. xcomart says:

    Today I caught the end of an interview with one of
    The bravest men I know of, Doddy Weir. He was
    Asked what would be his legacy, he thought for
    A minute and said one word, Tartan 😎


  5. jenne49 says:

    Indeed, what other colour could it be?
    Such is the world.
    Great poem, great reading.
    It left me smiling.


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