J.R. Solonche

Botanical Garden

If yellow is the color of joy,
and If red is love’s color,

then here is joy enough
for a city of the miserable,

and here is red enough
for all the cups of the loveless.

J.R. Solonche is author of Beautiful Day , Won’t Be Long , Heart’s Content , Invisible (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by Five Oaks Press), The Black Birch , I, Emily Dickinson & Other Found Poems , In Short Order (forthcoming in April from Kelsay Books), and coauthor of Peach Girl: Poems for a Chinese Daughter .