In twelve magical poems, Mary O'Neil abandons conventional limits to explore sound, feeling and visual images elicited by each of 12 colors. ""Blue is twilight, Shadows on snow, Blue is feeling way down low."" ""Brown is a freckle, Brown is a mole, Brown is the earth when you dig a hole."" ""Green is an olive, And a pickle. The sound of green is a water-trickle."" These are but a few excerpts from each color. There are enough ideas here to find a satisfied audience among children of many different experiences and ages.