What is Green?

What is Green? By Mary O’Neil

Green is the grass
and the leaves of trees
Green is the smell
of a country breeze.
Green is lettuce
and sometimes the sea.
When green is a feeling
you pronounce it N. V.
Green is a coolness
you get in the shade
of the tall old woods
where the moss is made.
Green is a flutter
that comes in Spring
when frost melts out
of everything.
Green is a grasshopper,
Green is jade
Green is hiding in the shade —
Green is an olive
and a pickle.
The sound of Green
is a water trickle
Green is the world
after the rain,
bathed and beautiful again.
April is green,
peppermint too.
Every elf has one Green shoe.
Under a grape arbor
air is green
with sprinkles of sunlight in between.
Green is the meadow,
Green is the fuzz
that covers up
where winter was
Green is ivy
and honeysuckle vine.
Green is yours,
Green is mine…

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What is Green?