Poetry – Green and Red

Green and Red

Green and red

Are the colours of life.

Green and red

The vitality

That brings dreams,

Opens eyes

And gives birth

To awareness.

Out of all the colours

Of the rainbow

It came down

To red and green.

Out of the fetid mud,

The rock and soil

That is brown,

Comes life.

And brown

Is no more

Than red and green.

Opher 26.12.2018

Haemoglobin and chlorophyll are the two substances that have most symbolized life – blood and sap.

These two – related chemicals – have given the possibility of life and consciousness.

It occurred to me that red and green make brown – the colour of soil.

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