Alizarin (deep red) – description of one of the figures entering the laneway.
French Ultramarine (Deep Blue) – Shadows around dance hall
Prussian Blue (Blue/Black) – The sounds of jazz blues played at the funeral
Yellow Ochre (browned off yellow) – Dulled sun rays through dark clouds
Burnt Umber (deep brown) – Rain sodden earth
POETRY – MOTHER NATURE – To our beautiful mountains of Australia (especially Blue Mountains NSW)
I touched your colours to a blind man’s eyes,
They reached his heart – I heard his sighs.
He felt soft sounds of yellow and white.
He smiled, as the colours renewed his sight.
It was when he smiled, that I truly knew
He saw all your colours – especially blue.
I touched your colours to a deaf man’s ear.
He closed his eyes, he lost all fear.
First deep purple, then crimson red.
Through his body, the colours spread.
He gently swayed, that’s when I knew
He’d heard the sounds of your beautiful blue.
I touched your colours to a mute man’s lips.
He felt burnt umber with his fingertips.
He smiled at the colours, ochre and green.
The most beautiful shades he’d ever seen.
He listened to red sing her vibrant hue
He spoke aloud to your magnificent blue.
The blue of your mountains we behold
The stories of your colours must be told.