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The Greenygrey of Green and Grey Ages

Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang, word expert at the Greenygrey and Countdown to the Full Moon. I noticed that there has been much discussion on this site lately about green and grey in terms of age. So I decided to investigate in our beloved Free Online Dictionary.

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The Greenygrey of Green

The dictionary shows there are positive and negative uses for green in terms of age.

The positive is ‘Youthful; vigorous’; while the negative is ‘Naive; gullible’.

The Greenygrey of Grey

The dictionary also shows there are positive and negative uses for grey in terms of age.

The positive is ‘Neutral; venerable’; while the negative is ‘Ancient; dull’.

That’s all for now, and I hope you give these definitions the green light, or at least consider them a grey area.

English: Grey and Green Beneath the M1.
English: Grey and Green Beneath the M1. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Poem about Reading when you could be Writing

Delphinus sp. English: Common Dolphins exhalin...
Delphinus sp. English: Common Dolphins exhaling air. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem wonders why you’re reading this in the top half and then tries to answer the conundrum in the bottom half, based on his own experiences. Thanks to Zemanta for providing a couple of nice greenygrey photos. Here’s the poem:
Breathing Works Both Ways
why spend time in my lifework
in this age
of digital liberty,
when we all
have the means for creativity,
to write, draw, photograph, speak and sing
exhaling, inhaling
for reading, looking, observing, listening and pleasure
sometimes we have to absorb
what is around
outside the mind
to learn how
others perceive the world we share
'Exhaling Pearls', patinated bronze sculpture ...
‘Exhaling Pearls’, patinated bronze sculpture by Joseph Havel, 1993, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk)

Poem about how People and Perceptions Age

Rebel Without a Cause
Rebel Without a Cause (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
*In case you’ve returned after first viewing the poem yesterday, when it was published, and think you remember a different poem, the title has been changed fromĀ World Turned Upside Down Over Time, and the folding middle line fromĀ political systems shapeshift, humanity remains insideout.
Marc Latham’s new Folding Mirror poem needs no introduction. Should the middle-aged be true to what they were or are? Are they what they were? Were they what they are?
Living in the Middle-Ages
remember my rebellion
things I believed
were destroying my soul
that I wanted to escape
the age old enemy within
individual in society
always being true
to what you are
trying to die
before something kills you
political systems spin around, humanity remains upside down
adapting to slowing down
landing at sea
who am I now
ideas used up
festivals need cleaners
keeping it real each day
survival in the wild means
other life making way
my inner thoughts
combined with conservation
Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk)