Alberti is another Andalucian poet honored in the park in central Seville. As you can see, he is quite modern, living from 1902 until 1990. He began his career as a painter, but turned more and more to capturing the beauty of art in his poetry. Here he playfully brings a painters eye to the life of colors. I find his whimsy delightful, and hope you do too. Here is my reading:
BLUE. How many blues did the Mediterranean give?
RED. Like the fleeting hue of a Poppy.
Yellow. I am afraid of blue because it turns me green.
Green. I am always known by another name: Spring.
BLACK. It turned its back to the light, and darkness was born.
WHITE. Sea spray, galloping in the breeze.