by Mary O’Neill
Time is purple just before night
when most people turn on the light---
but if you don't it's a beautiful sight.
Asters are purple, there's purple in ink.
Purple's more popular than you think...
it's sort of a Great Grandmother to pink.
There are purple shadows and purple veils,
some ladies purple their fingernails.
There's purple jam and purple jell
and a purple bruise next day will tell
where you landed when you fell.
There purple feeling is rather put-out
the purple look is a definite pout.
But the purple sound is the loveliest thing
It's a violet opening in the Spring.