The rat-a-tat yap has finally stopped.
What set off her terrier alarm?
A neighbor who would do me harm?
And when I head home late and get a flat
at dark on the country road, should a stranger stop,
would I take a ride to my abode? I never used to hesitate.
Fear is a sensible trait. Nothing is wrong
with caution. But age and the news confuse me
into thinking the enemy might be you.
“Now we are having beautiful warm windless weather that is very beneficial to me. The sun, a light that for lack of a better word I can only call yellow, bright sulfur yellow, pale lemon gold. How beautiful yellow is!”
Vincent Van Gogh
Bees buzzing in buttercups
Cowardice! No, not so. Color of courage in Japan
Daffodil’s diseased leaves
Egyptian female pharaohs painted in ancient tombs
Frogs with yellow bellies hop away and hide
Gold the world over
How to mark a Heretic
Jaundiced skin means yellow fever
Yellow Kid journalism
Lemons and legal pads
Moonlight and marigolds
Nazis forced Jews to sew on their sleeves yellow triangles with the star of David
Ochre horse painted on a wall at Lascaux
Political praxis of Yellow Peril, pineapples; post-it notes
Standing in a stunning field of rape singing the “Yellow Rose of Texas,”
Sun! star at the center of our solar system, staying stable for another five billion years
Taxis, Turmeric, Tonka trucks
Visible of all colors--yellow with black--STOP!
Wearing a yellow ribbon while waiting for John Wayne
Xanthopsia, an eye condition in which objects appear yellow-- why Van Gogh loved yellow so
Yellow submarines, where we all live with the Beatles
Zinnias in your backyard
Nancy Harris McLelland taught creative writing, composition, and literature for over twenty years and Conducted writing workshops for the Western Folklife Center, Great Basin College , and the Great Basin Writing Project . An Elko County native with a background in ranching. McLelland has presented her "Poems from Tuscarora" Both at daytime and evening events at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko. Her essay, "Border Lands: Cowboy Poetry and the Literary Canon" is in the anthology Cowboy Poetry Matters .