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Paul Theroux Spots the Greenygrey in Africa

Fynbos, a floral kingdom unique to South Afric...
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Hi, it’s Green.

Paul Theroux (Louis’s father for those who prefer investigative documentaries) wrote consistently nice phrases in his Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town (2002) book, but my favourite is on page 390, while travelling in Zimbabwe:

‘The land was dry, the grass a dusty green that made it silver in the sun.’

Reminds me of the good old days with Grey that does.

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Poem about Green and Grey Providing Great Display

Mill by the Leeds and Liverpool Canal 2
Image by Tim Green aka atoach via Flickr
Marc Latham’s newest Folding Mirror poem was inspired by a run along the Leeds-Liverpool canal on a gloriously Brontesque greenygrey morning, as new green plants on the ground were complimented by swirling ominous rain clouds in the sky.
Taupe, arsenic, slate and charcoal are all types of grey, while lime and pear are types of green:  Wikipedia list of colours.

Greenygrey Sandwich

Between granite rocks taupe
and overcast arsenic sky
lime sunny hills provide sweet filling pie.
Pear shade fields are ideal for engineers
to separate slate canal
and raging river charcoal.