White as a bride’s dress in June
White as the snow gone too soon.
White for the freckled midnight sky
When bats and Eastern Screech Owls fly.
Brilliant and full,
Round and mysterious,
Evening’s mistress smiles.
Luminous and enchanting,
Warm and comforting,
Celestial and ageless.
White, white moon
Today I decided to write a color poem to continue my goal to write a poem each day in April for my blog. Hailstones and Halibut Bones: Adventures in Poetry and Color by Mary O’Neill and Jane Yolen’s Color Me a Rhyme: Nature Poems for Young People are two of my favorite books to use with students for inspiration. Today I would add Black Is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy (2020). This book has a wonderful author’s note.