What is Brown?

What Is Brown? By Mary O’Neil

Brown is the color
of a country road,
back of a turtle,
back of a toad.
Brown is cinnamon
and morning toast
and the good smell
of the Sunday roast.
Brown is the color of work
and the sound of a river,
Brown is bronze and
a bow and a quiver.
Brown is the house
on the edge of town
where wind is tearing
the shingles down.
Brown is a freckle,
Brown is a mole
Brown is the Earth
when you dig a hole.
Brown is the hair on many a head
Brown is chocolate
and gingerbread.
Brown is a feeling you get inside
when wondering makes
your mind grow wide.
Brown is a leather shoe
and a good glove —
Brown is as comfortable
as love.

What is Brown?