The Color Red

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Red is the peck of love's kiss on your collar
bead of blood creeping from a graze
fever racing to your cheeks when livid
char of sun scorching your skin at the beach
crunch of your teeth piercing an apple
delicate velvet of a rose in bloom
psalm of a bird at the window
metallic taste coating your tongue once bitten
flutter of your heart when caressed
Red is your most potent emotions

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ThePoeticJustice said...
Sept. 26, 2015 at 1:54 am
I have always loved red XD now I know why lol good poem, I'm not much of a critic, but I like it.
ObeyyHailey said...
Sept. 23, 2014 at 6:05 pm
I thought it was amazing! But you should add just a few more descriptive words! Otherwise beautifully written and I've read some of your other stuff and your an amazing writter! Please dont stop!
SaphiraBrightscales This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 29, 2014 at 11:44 am
HEY EMMA! WOW. This. Poem. I. Just. Loved. You described the colour red ever so perfectly and I cannot say anything more then the fact that I adored all your words in this one. Also the last line was a perfect ending. And I love the colour red. AND HEY I gotta share this with my best friend, whose favourite colour is red too! ^_^
megcmusic said...
Jan. 8, 2014 at 10:52 pm
This is good. It could be a little better, you couldv'e added some more emotion into it. The lack of capalitization is going to bug me, but I still enjoyed it.
EmmaClaire0823 replied...
Jan. 9, 2014 at 10:03 am
I didn't want to put emotion into this piece, because it isn't emotional. This poem is about describing what the color red is to a blind person. Not the emotion behind the color. If I writing as if I were blind I would put emotion into it, but I didn't write it that way. And Red is the only word captialized for a reason. 
BandGeekAndProud This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 7, 2014 at 7:07 pm
Honestly, there isn't much I have to criticze about this poem, except I would say to use less "SAT-style" words. I know they're very descriptive, but they clutter up a poem and get between a reader and the emotions. The way I think of it is that emotions are raw and powerful and natural, and the simplest words can describe them the best. It was already a very good poem, I just think it could have been even better. By the way, I love your prompt - I may try to write a color poem... (more »)
carolineklepper said...
Dec. 21, 2013 at 7:22 am
Absolutely beautiful. I love the sensory details. Very descriptive.
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