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Little-Known Fact MAG

By Anonymous

It’s a little-known fact that no green’s without blue;
One needs a prism of colors to make a new hue.
From other shades we draw to concoct our own tincture;
Others’ palettes are used when we paint our own picture.
What dyes trade hands between painters are key;
The colors within shape what each painting will be.
Some painters share nothing but dark, stormy colors;
These ominous shades darken the image of others.
Others, still, give a sugary, shining rainbow;
Like candy, this paint is often too sweet to be swallowed.
The union of all hues is desired when finished;
A portrait of contrast is a thing to be cherished.

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on Jul. 29 2016 at 10:09 am
pineappler03 SILVER, Waterford, Connecticut
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Wow! This flows so perfectly it's amazing!

SabersRock said...
on Sep. 8 2015 at 10:04 am
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I loved this poem. Loved the ending more :)

on Jul. 30 2014 at 11:06 am
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Loved it! It isn't too comical, which I like, and the ending is sweet :)

on May. 1 2012 at 2:27 pm
I love the limerick and the rhythm! I loved how you described the colors and how they are used! I really liked the line about how some are not as bright and are like thunder clouds.

on May. 1 2012 at 10:44 am
maggie_m BRONZE, Waterford, Wisconsin
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Good limerick! The rhythm is good and you did a good job rhyming. Keep writing you're really good!

wordweaver said...
on Oct. 30 2011 at 8:11 pm
This is excellent...terrific content and flow...

on Sep. 15 2010 at 5:55 pm
-LeftBehindBroken- GOLD, Providence, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Artists paint on canvas; Musicians paint on silence

this is very powerful and i lovvvve it

Kdominick11 said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 12:21 pm
Kdominick11, Saugus, Massachusetts
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i like how the poem flows

Tevety BRONZE said...
on Dec. 3 2009 at 2:48 pm
Tevety BRONZE, Crookston, Minnesota
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The movement of your words, it's like, soft chocolate on my tongue. Delicious. Keep writing!

Emaka GOLD said...
on Nov. 11 2009 at 5:18 am
Emaka GOLD, West Medford, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
A word is just a word until you give it meaning.

I never had a gift for limericks, but I have always enjoyed them.

This one not only made me think, but brought images and memories back.

Don't stop writing! I love it =)

Lostinbooks said...
on Sep. 27 2009 at 6:56 pm
Lostinbooks, Arcadia, California
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I like the way the words flow...nice poem...

on Jul. 20 2009 at 1:52 am
Jenny Lee BRONZE, Naperville, Illinois
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Hi. I really enjoyed the flow and rhyme of your poem. Also, the way you structured the sentences alike helped promote an almost sing-songey feel, though much more elegant. It was like... the second half of the sentence completed the first half, but it promoted the theme of contrast and beauty. Great job!

on Jul. 20 2009 at 12:54 am
Hannah Rosenzweig BRONZE, San Francisco, California
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wow, this is by far the best written peice ive ever read from teenink. you truly have a gift! :)

on Jul. 19 2009 at 8:50 pm
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

This is great, I love it! The third line confused me, but I liked the line "is often too sweet to be swallowed". Wonderful piece!