Because Marcia wanted me to leave the standard colors of the rainbow. 🙂

“Oooh, aubergine! Oh, yes, please!! I dare you!!”–Marcia

Image from WikiMedia by Grey Geezer.

Image from WikiMedia by Grey Geezer.

Aubergine

Another word for eggplant

and used to describe

that same shade

of reddish purple brown

which doesn’t resemble any egg

I’ve ever seen

(The name comes from white varieties

because language more often

than not

seems designed to confuse)

The glossy fruit

makes a tasty parmigiana

The color ornaments a variety of objects

bridesmaid dresses

flowers

paint and decor

both lovely, dark, and deep

 

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About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

2 responses »

  1. Letizia says:

    I love the last line “both lovely, dark, and deep”. Aubergine is the word we use in French. You’re so right, doesn’t resemble any egg I’ve ever seen!

    • caitlinstern says:

      I looked it up for the poem, and I found mention of white eggplants. I thought “eggplants aren’t white!” And then I found the picture above the poem, and went off muttering to myself. 😉

      Still doesn’t look like an egg, in any color.

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