Steven Wittenberg Gordon
Albedo of the oceans colors fly blue and blue.
Impurities found in certain diamonds make them into sapphires
From compressed carbon not white but blue and blue.
Antarctic ice in frozen glaciers distilled from salty sea
Melt and drink it--so fresh, blue and blue.
Be not fooled by veins that carry precious blood
Blood is red and red not blue and blue
White Mountains Crowned in ice and snow and evergreensPurple and majestic, red mixed with blue and blue.
Poet’s Note: It is traditional for the poet to work his name into the penultimate line of a ghazal. "Wittenberg" means “white mountains” in German. "Steven" means “crowned” in Greek.