How might I convey to you
the particular colour of the moon,
as I saw it from seat 20F
last Saturday night on a flight
through a haze above earth.
Available words lack precision
and orange just doesn’t cut it.
the word orange defined only the fruit,
and the colour we now know as orange
If I suggest other fruit,
or freshly caught salmon,
you still won’t grasp it.
You will instinctively conjure up
your own version
in your mind’s eye.
how to resolve this descriptive conundrum?
What I saw from my seat
on that palette near heaven,
*Middle English – yelwered