What Rhymes with Purple?

Answer:  Not Much


Our color-tour continues.

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Part of the mystic lure of purple:

It has no rhyme except for hirple.

‘Walk with a limp’ is hirple, defined,

So let’s hirple along and see what we find.




When Hubble revealed this scene of purple,

My heart did verily sing and burble.




Closer to home, I turn to my sink—

With such fine gloves, why should I shrink?




Bumbling bee upon my duranda

Found more pollen than he planned ta.




Catalogs are full of purple—

With all my soul I want this myrtle.




Image by Katy Hambright

Purple persuasion, tightly it clings—

tiny Spring Vetch–affection it brings.




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A Prairie Nymph blooms just one day—

One blink of an eye, then goes away.



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Pinewood Lily, or Purple Pleat—

The flair of this one’s hard to beat!




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Here I stand on Blazing Star—

A Katydid is what I are.




Image by Katy Hambright

Birdfoot Violet, gentle and small

Arms wide open to bless you all.





Purple cow upon the lea,

A few more rhymes and then you’re free!


Violet shrinks while lavender twinkles,

Magenta inks and periwinkles,


Likeable lilac, quiet mauve,

Orchid blooming ever suave,


Thistle-cones by country gate,

Tasty grapes upon a plate–


May our hearts be lifted by myriad purples,

May our steps be strong, with minimum hirples.IMG_1525.jpg

Author: Phoebe Dishman

Phoebe H. Dishman was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother. An essayist and poet, she teaches adult Sunday school, compiles a monthly prayer calendar, edits the Big Thicket Association quarterly bulletin, and keeps a keen eye and ear open for birds.

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