Poetry of Color

Ilona

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“However much we may learn of chlorophyl, chromogen, and colour-cells {the pigments of nature that are made from the earth and rain, air and sun, somewhere in the dark habitation of the roots and the airy galleries of the leaves} we do not know why the same ingredients clothe one petal with flame and another with blue.

Colour, like fragrance, is intimately connected with light; and between the different rays of the spectrum and the colour-cells of plants there is a strange telepathy. These processes, so little explored, seem in their deep secrecy and earthly spirituality more marvelous than the most radiant visions of the mystics.”

From The Spring of Joy: Poems by Mary Webb

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Ilona

I started working on this website beginning in 1998, when it was part of "Ilona's Reflecting Pool". Since then I've branched out into a number of online endeavors and work at writing lots of content for my sites. The work on "Ilona's Garden" remains my primary site and is dedicated to home gardener's success.