October 30, 2012

One poem by Neil Ellman

The Meaning of Blue

What if a blue whale
were not really blue
and a blue jay
blue only by refracted light—
why, then, would I believe
in red or green
or the color of your soul?

Neil Ellman lives and writes in New Jersey, USA.  His poetry appears in numerous print and online journals throughout the world, from Australia to Zimbabwe.  Among them are Alba, Anastomoo, Bolts of Silk, The Camel Saloon, Indigo Rising, Phantom Kangaroo and Yes, Poetry.

The latest of his eight chapbooks is Convergence & Conversion: Ekphrastic Poems from The Knives Forks and Spoons Press.   

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