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The Color Chart

Published: October 10, 2009

The color of yellow
When the sun is young
Is butter
Melting on the tongue.

The blue of sky
Leaning heavy on land
Is velvet
Folded in the hand.

A catapult of brasses
In my ear
Is red
In the autumn of the year.

—October 17, 1959, The Saturday Evening Post

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