What is Green

Mary O'Neill



Green is the grass
And the leaves of trees
Green is the smell
Of a country breeze...

Green is a coolness
You get in the shade
Of the tall old woods
Where the moss is made.

Green is a grasshopper
Green is jade
Green is hiding
In the shade -

Green is an olive
And a pickle.
The sound of green
Is a water-trickle.

Green is the world
After the rain
Bathed and beautiful