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What is Purple?
By Alex Jernstrom
Genre: Poetry Level: Elementary 4-6
Year: 2001 Category: Margaret Mielke Memorial Poetry Award

Purple is calm
and quiet
The sweet granddaughter of violet
the kind mother of pink
Purple is the taste
of round, juicy grapes
It is the feel
of your grandmother's quilt
rubbing against your face.
It sits
in a garden with
pansies and petunias.
Purple sounds like
a cheerful whistle
amongst a crowd
It smells like
new flowers blossoming
in the spring
Purple is the soft warm feel
of mittens
in the winter.

About the Author: Alex Jernstrom attends O'Malley Elementary School in Anchorage, AK.

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