624. When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment. ~Georgia O’Keeffe

I found I could say things with color
and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way –
things I had no words for.
~Georgia O’Keeffe

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What is orange?

Orange is a tiger lily,
A carrot,
A feather from a parrot.

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A flame,
The wildest color
You can name.

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Orange is a happy day
Saying good-bye in a sunset
That shocks the sky.

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Orange is brave
Orange is bold
It’s bittersweet and marigold.

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Orange is zip
Orange is dash
The brightest stripe in a Roman sash.

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Orange is an orange
Also a mango
Orange is the music of a tango.

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Orange is the fur
Of the fiery fox
The brightest crayon in the box.

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And in the fall
When leaves are turning
Orange is the smell of a bonfire burning.
~Mary O’Neill

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. ~2 Timothy 1:6   ✝

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