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“Rose, where did you get that red?”

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source: poem written by an elementary school student, in Rose, Where Did You Get That Red? Teaching Great Poetry to Children, by Kenneth Koch (New York: Vintage, 1974), 39.

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notes: full poem: Dog, where did you get that bark? Dragon, where do you get that flame? Kitten, where did you get that meow? Rose, where did you get that red? Bird, where did you get those wings?

“Only the Japanese would think of serving red watermelon in a green plate.”

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source: The Diary of Anaïs Nin (Vol 7, 1966–1974) (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980), 20.

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notes: from a summer 1966 entry in Nin's diary (observations of her trip to Japan)

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