Say, “Periwinkle” out loud,
and feel the smile slide on to your lips.
Happiness bubbles up through each syllable.
Soft pastel tint of blue,
Cool morning sky color,
Shade of lilacs and seashells.
Named for the tiny spring flower of the Vinca vine,
Appears only in the big Crayola Crayon boxes.
Good for coloring spring flowers,
And hair ribbons, little girls’ dresses,
And tea time petit fours frosting.
Tastes of lavender,
Smells of honey,
Feels like cool agates found in the surf,
Sounds like the passing of a moth at dusk.
Words and Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014
With Appreciation to Jennifer Nichole Wells for hosting the Weekly One Word Photo Challenge