See the Colors Around You
Look around in Eastern James Bay Cree
there are colors all around
it is purple
the color of jam
it is brown
it looks like the color of a singed beaver
it is yellow
it is a little bit yellow
it is a flashy,
it is stone or metal red
it is stick-like red
it is purple
the colour of jam
it is sky blue
it is pinky-red
it is a little red thing
it looks orange
the colour of a bakeapple berry
it is burgundy-coloured purple
the colour of a bruise
it is white mud
it has white feathers
it is faded
it is greyish like a dog
it is white and can be seen from afar
when the sun shines on it
it is turquoise
the colour of a clear blue sky
by Kimberly Burnham
Color and Healing Poetry Challenge Day 21
April 21, 2020
Words from http://dict.eastcree.org/Words
English splits hues into distinct colors
according to lightness
red and pink
orange and brown
objectively no more different from one another
than light green and dark green
or light blue and dark blue
A Russian makes the same red and pink
and orange & brown distinctions
and a further distinction between blue
sinii (dark blue) and goluboi (light blue)
Chestnut Coffee Color
The Welsh mean what they say when they say
"brown" borrowed from English is brown
In Italian "marrone" is "brown"
but literally "chestnut"
In Persian "ای قهوه" is brown
but literally coffee + of
Chinese describes "brown" with two or three characters
咖 啡 色 coffee + coffee + color
Danish also combines words to mean brown
"blive brun" is literally to be brown or turn brown
"Owr" in Cornish is translated brown
but also gold and hour
In Qırımtatar tili or Crimean Tatar
"qave renki" means brown, coffee and chestnut
In Paakantyi, an Australian Aboriginal language
"wiḷu-wiḷu" means "brown" and "snake"
by Kimberly Burnham
Color and Healing Poetry Challenge Day 14
April 14, 2020
April 7, 2020 Seeing Through a Horses Eyes
Horse jumping courses should cater to horse vision
florescent yellow and bright blue fences
the safest colors on the track
Orange is not a good color
like white, blues and yellows to horses
eliciting better behavior and performance
High contrast colors white and bright blue best on a grey day
fluorescent yellow best against the middle of the fence
so horses start their jump farther back
See better, jump higher
when jumping a bright blue-marked fence
practice with all colors be prepared to approach less visible fences
by Kimberly Burnham
Colors and Healing Poetry Challenge
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