Purple and Red

Bounteous blooms! Tulips at Menzies Ferry, Edendale.
Southland, New Zealand. 22 October.






As I began to write this post, on a whim, I searched online with ‘purple red poem’ and top of my results was a fantastic poem called Warning by Jenny Joseph >>

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.

[…]
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people’s gardens
And learn to spit.

[…]
But maybe I ought to practise a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

~ I think I’ve come across this poem before, possibly through a blog/twitter-friend(?) but I’d completely forgotten about it till I did my search tonight 🙂


Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2022)

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