Dazzle my kin, spite my foes,
Transfix my friends, bewitch my toes.
Bruise of purple, splash of blue,
Pulse of red, gleam of moon,
Glitter of stars, pizazz of pink,
Breeze of green, brown of skink.
Colours fix, bold and true,
Colour-fast till next blue moon.
Bring all this to me tonight,
O magic jar of bright delights!



Kathryn Dove writes fiction for children. Her children’s poetry has been published on The Dirigible Balloon and in The Toy. She lives with her family in Auckland, New Zealand. Her favourite colour is blue but she also loves the many shades of green in the native bush (forest) near her house.