Oonah is currently Poetry Editor at The Linnet’s Wings. You can also find Oonah at http://www.oovj.wordpress.com and all the sites in the Header list, http://oonahs.blogspot.com/, at her former employ at www.everydaypoets.com, and as three-times winner at http://www.microhorror.com. Or you could just Google Oonah V Joslin and see what happens.
About this poem, Oonah says, “Purple has always fascinated me. I find it very difficult to distinguish dark purple from dark brown and so when I was little, I crayoned many a tree trunk purple and why not? Trees are majestic things.
I love the taste of purple too: lavender chocolate, violet creams, Parma Violets which were invented by Michael Faraday for his children. Interesting that he should invent purple sweets; the colour of lightning to electrify the taste buds. Beetroot – have you ever tried raw grated beetroot with freshly crushed cumin seeds? Try it. I love purple-skinned potatoes, aubergines – that’s eggplant to you – even radicchio.
And of course the whole range of purple flowers is a delight, everything from pale fox gloves to scented lilac, and they attract pollinators too. Purple could save the planet!
There are lots of reasons to love purple.”