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September 2009, vol 5 no 3

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Susan Constable


A Matter of Colour

"Find two crayons that look really nice together," says our grade three teacher. Moments later she walks around the room, ooohing and aaahing at the different combinations: pink and purple, blue and green, black and orange.

Finally she stops at my desk, but just long enough to laugh. I lower my head . . . bite my lip.

cloudy morning
red and yellow tulips
brighten my garden

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