splash of red on green ‘Acalypha hispida (Chenille Plant) Euphorbiaceae Traditional remedy or use: Used in Indonesia a vermifuge, to treat colic and intestinal disorders; also used as a poultice for sores. As a food source, the leaves are boiled and eaten. Modern remedy or use: Still used in Indonesia.’ Source: Plants of the Medicinal […]
I have recorded my poem Letter to Colour. This was written a while back now, but can slip into the colour series.
The battle of black and colour (version 1) Black was ruthless. This was not a friend but an enemy, absorbing all colours, pretending to protect the spectrum but leaving each shade weak and puny, hidden in the depths, breathlessly submissive. Dormant the colours rested, exhausted but dogged and resolute, waiting for light to penetrate the […]
I have written this poem in response to a wonderful short story Redolent by blogger extraordinaire Selma in the City about the colour red. If you haven’t stopped by Selma’s blog, please do – she is one of the loveliest, kindest, sweetest human beings on the planet. This is a poem in a series about […]