I never saw a purple cow,
I never hope to see one,
But I can tell you anyhow,
I’d rather see than be one.

Frank Gellett Burgess

One of my nonsense favourites.

The Colour Purple

I think it pisses God off
if you walk by the colour purple
somewhere in a field
and don’t notice it.

Alice Walker


What is the emperor’s purple
To the majesty of an iris?