Spring has come:
frogs are speaking up,
turtles are poking out their heads,
and the regenerated chlorophyll
of spring buds
adds verdant shadows
to the forest,
formerly only pine and brown.
While not a tropical rain forest
showing off all 520-570 nm,
makes a sort of mini-meadow.
Ferns appear again
as moss grows anew,
and kelly shades to the trunks.
colors here, in the suburban jungle's
(no matter the cadmium included)
could ever replace my celadon dreams.
Rejoicing in the viridian revival,
I'll take some tea
to help me remember guppie days from youth
and know the joy of jade.
Every line includes a reference to green. Some are trickier than others. I found Wikipedia's List of Colors very helpful.
*May 10: Included in Poetry Potluck Spring, Color, and Rainbows.
**May 18: Given the Celebrate Poets of Summer Award by the Promising Poets' Poetry Cafe community