第四次媽媽花園讀詩會:Table1

by CS:Christina Rossetti《What is Pink?》

What is pink? a rose is pink
By the fountain’s brink.
What is red? a poppy’s red
In its barley bed.
What is blue? the sky is blue
Where the clouds float thro’.
What is white? a swan is white
Sailing in the light.
What is yellow? pears are yellow,
Rich and ripe and mellow.
What is green? the grass is green,
With small flowers between.
What is violet? clouds are violet
In the summer twilight.
What is orange? why, an orange,
Just an orange!

會選這一首Rossetti的童謠是因為它好可愛。一問一答之間累積了八次,第八次的答句可以有好豐富的聲情表現,不知道你會怎麼念它呢?

日常生活中關於顏色的標記很有意思,譬如豆沙紅、天藍、鵝黃、蘋果綠、象牙白….我會注意到這是開始去買口紅的時候,發現 哇!這麼多的「紅」,每一個都有名字:玫瑰紅、火紅……。時尚界特別喜歡玩「為顏色命名」這玩意兒,Tiffany鑽石用知更鳥藍來包裝、而現今流行的則是克萊因藍〈Klein Blue〉。

還有,我發現關於顏色的口語稱呼,我們通常是先說物品然後加上顏色,但是有一種顏色我們只說物品而不說它的顏色,你想出來是什麼了嗎?

不好意思,正值期末考期間,教師本色使得我的三段感想裡面有兩段是以問題結束 :)

《CS─詩家飲品》Orange juice
why, orange juice,
Just orange juice!