Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Color Purple

Purple Roses in a Bowl, photo from Flickr by Mason2008

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it." –Alice Walker

Color Purple

Alice Walker
Never met a purple shade
That she did not admire
Which did not persuade
Her regard for it would not tire
She stood with God
In fields of purple flower
With beauty that would not cower
Amidst splashes of the finest color
In the countryside assured

© February 11, 2013, Robbie Pruitt

TweetSpeak’s poetry prompt and musical playlist this February is Purple Rain and Indigo Blues (A Plum-good Poetry Prompt).  This week TweetSpeak Poetry offers Purple Plays (An Associative Poetry Prompt) by Seth Haines here.

This poem will also be submitted to Open Link Night at dVerse Poets. To see more poems submitted, please visit the site. The links will be live at 2 p.m. Central time on Tuesday. Check “Mr. Linky” for this week’spoems.


  1. Beautiful poem Robbie-Glad I found you through the blog hop with Tony :-)

  2. Thanks for reading Linda!
    Was that Tony Dekoter?

  3. A wonderful poem...and the quote is fantastic...purple is the best color ever...this, is yet another wonderful reason why! Loved it, Robbie!

    1. Thank you very much! I loved that quote as well. . .

  4. the royal color....how can you not like that...smiles. to stand in those fields as well...very nice..

  5. Some things are created to be noticed... purple is one of those things

  6. If this were my poem I'd change flower to flowers in the 7th line - it doesn't detract from the rhyme, where the stress is in the 'ow' sound rather than the 'er' ending. Apart from that, this is a fine poem. Purple - what's not to like :-)

  7. Love that color purple and that is an excellent quote, really enjoyed the poem too:-)