Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2010

Lilacs and Blood

by Callum Evans

Pale violet.
Lilac.
A beautiful colour, don’t you think?
Striking, symbolic and
resonant with a beguiling charm.
It’s my favourite flower.
Would you like one, sweetheart?
 
Shiny granite.
Silver.
A bitter, drab colour, don’t you think?
Deceptive, morose and
misleading to those that gaze on it.
It’s a hateful colour, dear.
Why ask me for such things?
 
Crimson, sanguine.
Red.
A beautiful colour, did you say?
Striking, symbolic and
resonant with a beguiling charm.
Well that’s what I think, petal.
You bring me to such things.

Added: 15.04.2010

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