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Updated on January 13, 2013


by Alice Olsen

Purple is the smell of violets

on Aunt Jane's dress.

Purple is a soft smooth plum,

slippery with juice,

sweet and moist as grapes on a thirsty day.

Purple is the sound of tears on amethyst velvet

as day becomes night.

Purple is the majesty of royal robes

and the mystery of the infinite.

Purple is the heart

offered open unto God.


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    • Lizam1 profile image

      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      welcome to hub pages. Beautifully written Purple is a favourite colour so your title caught my eye.

    • kayyluh profile image

      kayyluh 5 years ago

      Wow so beautiful! If you’re Alice I applaud you, amazing job, I loved your poem. I wish I could write poetry, it takes me forever to try and make a poem. Great hub! Voted up and beautiful! :)