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Colours Poetry

Burnt Sienna

Salford, 15th September

#CYW #BurntSienna

I recall a leather chair

the smell of it as I sat in it in the morning

it’s sound as I got my back into its folds

it squeaked – like a mouse looking for food

Looking out beyond the glass

in a warm seat

looking out for snowmen

beyond the garden fence

Sitting there quietly

watching the snowflakes

fall to the ground

whilst warming my hands on a hot mug

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Art Colours Nature Poetry

Raw sienna

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Valuable pigment from the Tuscan hills,

your golden tones are a sight to see

a valued commodity … from deep in the ground

many an Italian master painter 👩‍🎨

would have you there on their paint 🎨 palette

but it’s not gold that sets off your cherished demand

like pyrites of old, it’s your iron not gold

that sets painters hearts 💕 racing.

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Acrostic Colours Nature Poetry

Burnt sienna

#Coloryourworld #Burntsienna #CYW

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Some would say,

It’s your magnetic iron that gives you your character

Earthy qualities you most definitely contain

Never understated – heated from your ore deep in the ground

Noted painters use you to create a picture of

Artisans pulling you from the ground