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John has been writing poetry since his school days. He was awarded the "Best Poet 2014 and 2021" Hubby Awards.


April, Poetry Month

April is "National Poetry Month" in America and because many of the poets I know are from there, I decided to join in. I hope you don't mind. Any excuse for me to write a poem, and for someone who loves poetry as much as me, every month is poetry month. I saw a suggestion on another site to select a colour and write a poem describing it through the use of all senses.

Well, green is my favourite colour (at least at the moment), so this is my attempt to describe it as best I can. Pretend you have never seen the colour green and try to imagine it through my descriptions in this poem.

Freshly mowed grass

Freshly mowed grass


The pleasant musty smell

Of fresh cut grass.

The unmistakable flavour

Of brussel sprouts.

Successfully granted residency

A green card.

The furry mould that grows

On food left too long.

People's perception

Of inexperience.

The beautiful fragrant scent

Of a garden in bloom.

The wind rustling the leaves

Caresses my ears.

The tingly feeling you get

When holding a frog.


The satisfying "crunch!" of teeth

On a Granny Smith apple.

Unfounded fears revealed

A green tree snake.

The beautiful sight to behold

Of distant rolling hills.

Joy at Christmas

Finding the perfect tree.

The Perfect Tree

The Perfect Tree

The pain of barbed rose stems

That prick your fingers.

The frustrated angry feelings

Of jealousy and envy.

The amature golfer's delight

One shot from the tee.


Image by bedrck from Pixabay

Image by bedrck from Pixabay

© 2015 John Hansen