Saturday, December 13, 2014

My "Colorful" NY Times Poetry Contest Entry

Monochrome Life
by Rachel Hoyt

Red and yellow,
Black and white -
They look different at first sight.

Dame or fellow,
Queer or straight -
Choices or a stroke of fate?

Shout or bellow,
Stick or stone  -
Words penetrate skin and bone.

Harsh or mellow,
Type or tool -
The monochrome life creates a wise fool.

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

Nicolas Kristof of the New York Times
asked for poems about color and I sent this rhyme.

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