Tuesday, January 22, 2008


[Collaboration with "murchkin" NM: a collaged History of Crayola poem]


First box in '03,
ed, Purple blue, orange, yellow, and green,
ut in '26, many became history,
Death to English Vermillion, Venetian Red, Permanent Magenta,
and Van Dyke Brown—
Who woulda thunk it,
The bamboozling, the heist, the coup d' etat
Of colorocity.
All at the velocity of noon.

And then:

Van Dyke Brown changed to plain,
But still, it's pretty cool.
He could have just
Kept it the same,
But Granny Smith Apple lost
Her razzmatazz.

[nm and pmb]

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Blogger San said...

Such atrocity, the colorocity at the velocity of noon. Granny Smith Apple lost her razzmatazz. Don't say it, man, don't say it.

Good job, NM and PMB!

4:22 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Thanks for that "atrocity," Ms San. I wuz lookin' for some other "-ocity" rhymes. But, by all accounts, she did lose it.

5:34 PM  
Blogger david mcmahon said...

My first visit here, courtesy Lee and San. Great shot - and the previous post is a striking image too.

7:42 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

David: Thanks for your visit to Murat's Alley.

7:45 PM  

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