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Yellow spreads her flowered self all along my lane, asking only for some warmth and a little rain. She might pose as Daffodil or enjoy the fame of the seeded beauty which bears our sun’s own name. Yellow makes the perfect gift - roses for the friend whom you know is sure to be faithful till the end. Yellow has a smooth gold hue stirred into our tea as the nectar made for us by the honey bee. But she isn’t always sweet. Yellow is a tart when she shows herself to us with a lemon’s heart. But she tastes so wonderful even when not sweet, buttering the popcorn that most folks love to eat. Nature uses her to paint over leaves of fall. Used by man, she covers curbs or a bedroom wall! Yellow whizzes through the streets like the cabs downtown - yet acts like a traffic light when we should slow down! In the jungle Yellow moves lithely on the back of a tiger, blending in with its stripes of black. We can smell, taste and see her in so many things. I can even hear her when my canary sings. Yellow, keep on shining in wings of butterflies, and keep looking down on us from your sunny skies. Written Feb. 7, 2014 In 7/5 Trochee Quatrain form for the Here comes the sun ...Contest of Francine Roberts

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  1. Date: 5/15/2014 5:59:00 AM
    Hi, Andrea: :) you tackled almost all subjects with yellow in it.. :) you let me roam around and guess which one you are pertaining too.. :) wow...!!! good i picked this one.. :)< GBu, olive.. :)

  1. Date: 5/14/2014 10:31:00 PM
    After blue yellow is my favorite color and you do a wonderful write on this poem. love phyl

  1. Date: 3/31/2014 10:58:00 PM
    I really enjoyed the personification of such an overlooked color. Especially liked the two back to back stanzas about man using yellow to paint curbs and using yellow as a traffic light. Very creative.

  1. Date: 3/28/2014 7:53:00 PM
    This is a very beautiful portrayal of yellow, Andrea, very pleasing and the form fits the overall content as nicely.

  1. Date: 3/6/2014 1:28:00 PM
    Such a beautiful poem Andrea, Congrats on a well deserved win.....Hugs.....Roger

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 12:24:00 PM
    Andrea, this was great. I think you covered the whole spectrum of yellow in this well-rhymed, easy to read and enjoyable poem. You hear, taste, smell, and see yellow in this one and can't help but like each sense it brings to mind. Well deserved first place here!

  1. Date: 3/2/2014 7:25:00 PM
    Congratulations Petal, Hearing a colour from a bird singing, fasinating, I like the tiger one best of all, yellow has made a beautiful poem here. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 3/2/2014 7:46:00 AM
    Beautiful and mellow. Yellow surely is my favorite color. Betty

  1. Date: 3/1/2014 10:47:00 PM
    Congrats on a great win Andrea

  1. Date: 3/1/2014 10:35:00 PM
    Congrats on the win Andrea . No doubt, a great one is this. You are a Champion.

  1. Date: 3/1/2014 9:46:00 PM
    A sweet write that deserved to win. Why didn't I see this before? Congratulations!

  1. Date: 3/1/2014 7:48:00 PM
    Truly lovely Andrea. No wonder you won no. 1.. I was sure it would be the winner. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/1/2014 6:28:00 PM
    Dreary outside right now but you made the sunshine bright with this one. Congrats on deserved win. Going to my fav to read every time I want to remember my auntie. She would have loved it.

  1. Date: 3/1/2014 6:11:00 PM
    That's some mellow yellow, Andrea! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 3/1/2014 5:16:00 PM
    Hi Andrea...congratulations on your win...another form of quatrain...i love how you combined all the senses in yellow and yet it runs so smoothly. Very good.very yellow :)

  1. Date: 3/1/2014 5:08:00 PM
    congrats on your win in the contest, I saw the yellow

  1. Date: 2/21/2014 8:43:00 AM
    Love this one and I shall think of your opus when I cut into my eggs at breakfast each morning. Also, Joe will appreciate your not mentioning Humpty Dumpty's demise. Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/20/2014 9:36:00 AM
    Very well written I think it is big winner and will last in time Andrea

  1. Date: 2/13/2014 6:28:00 PM
    This truly is a great poem, woven together seamlessly. Such a great way to say sunflowers! Couldn't get yellower, I think. I am impressed with how many things were mentioned, even some of the same I did, though yours is unquestionably better.

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 7:25:00 PM
    Wow..yellow everywhere. And the pictures your words describe are gorgeous Andrea.