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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Purple (11/05/09)

TITLE: Prunella's Purple Ponderings
By Verna Cole Mitchell
11/08/09


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Prunella planned to get a dress,
Uncaring of design.
As long as it was purple hued,
She’d think it was divine.

She said that this one color was
Just what her heart desired.
She’d surely look like royalty,
So regally attired.

She thought, perhaps, she’d choose a tint
To make a lovely suit,
From pomegranates, raisins, plums,
And grapes or passion fruit.

Entranced by purple sunset scene,
And purple sunrise view,
She found that purple mountains were
A lovely color, too.

Then purple martins came to mind,
And finches caught her eye.
She knew with purple herons’ hue
She could not go awry.

She’d many favorite flower tones,
“Select me,” each would tease,
From lilacs, lilies, violets,
To blue anemones;

From springtime’s bright petunias,
To winter’s pretty pansies,
Plus asters, orchids, lavender—
So hard to choose from these!

“I can’t decide,” she told her Mom,
“Which purple is the best.
I can’t select just one of them
And leave out all the rest.”

“A more important choice,” said Mom,
“Than purple for a dress,
Is making sure your heart is right
And clothed in righteousness.”


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Bryan Ridenour11/12/09
Great poem and strong on topic. You wrapped it up wonderfully! Nicely done!
Lynda Schultz 11/12/09
Wise mother, and a delightful poem.
Loren T. Lowery11/13/09
Loved the alteration of the title - which intrigued me to read on. The poem has a wonderful meter to it, all well-flavored with rich textured purpled kinsmen to be finally crowned with a wonderful moral.
Laury Hubrich 11/13/09
Oooh, so sweet and what good advice from the mother. Love your title:)
Laura Manley11/15/09
Great title, great poem, great advice! I see why you are in Masters. Very well done! Laura
Jim McWhinnie 11/17/09
You have such an amazing almost inspired sense of meter -- the lines flow so effortlessly and those simply perfect words choices you make - you are truly a gifted writer of verse
Betty Castleberry11/18/09
Every time I read one of your poems, I know I am going to be entertained and often inspired. This one did both. I enjoyed it very much.
Yvonne Blake 11/18/09
There's a lot of hues of purple, aren't there? Great poem and great lesson!
Shellie Goff11/18/09
This is precious. I love how you set the stage for the impact of the point at the end. Very well done!! You have an amazing talent.
Carol Slider 11/18/09
I'm always amazed by your poetry, and this was both lovely and meaningful. Well done!
Carole Robishaw 11/18/09
A fun read about that truly royal color. I would have the same problem if I had to choose just one shade for a dress.