About Jodey Bateman Pablo Neruda Translations by Jodey Bateman Contributors Abuela Musica Jalapeno Peppers Children’s Page Finder Submissions

The Purpose of Color | Poem

A 1 logo  A poem a day into the millennium
22 October 1999


the purpose of color
is a focused thought
like my lover's breast
like my killer's aim 
like my child's eyes 
like my God's game 
the purpose of color 
is beyond my words
like the eye of the storm
like a computer's dream
like a vestigial part
like the story's seam
the purpose of color
is a dancing bear
a laughing breeze
a young girl's blush
an easy chair
- Ken Peters

image of spider  Ken's page.....archives image of spider