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The Colorist

God is an Indian---He loves gay color so...
Red, yellow, purple, oranges and blue
Are in the sky at the sunset, at the sunrise, too.
God is Irish--He likes green color best.
All the trees and grasses in green garments oft-times dress.
God is Saxon, stern and cold.
For snow is white and ice is cold.
The downy clouds are white. And a
White moon peeks when lovers pledge their troth.
Cotton is white and snowy lambkin's fleece.

God is African---for night is robed in black.
The twinkling stars are black men's eyes,
The black clouds, tempests tell.
While little seeds of flowers birthed are
Tans and browns and black....

Written by Anita Scott Coleman (1890-1960)


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