Mauve and Orange

Life is mauve, I am orange.

Mauve and Orange. Mark  Rothko. 1961.

Mauve and Orange. Mark Rothko. 1961.

Incandescence’, by William.

Hick, hack, hock,
Rinky tinky on purple grass,
Shafts of light, hob-nail boots,
Tramping down the bamboo,
That grows upwards, downwards, sideways,
Into the Concrete Cosmos,
Life is mauve,
I am orange,
Hick, hack, hock.

From Tony Hancock’s “The Poetry Society”.

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One Comment on “Mauve and Orange”

  1. zookyworld says:

    Neat that you paired a poem with a Rothko. This poem throws out such vivid images, too.


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