Ode To My 64 Box Of Crayons

11 Nov

Oh there is Maroon, Antique Brass, Plum,

And Aquamarnie,

Asparagus, Yellow,

And Atomic Tangerine,

Who can’t live without Beaver, Bittersweet, Black,

And Blizzard Blue?

Or Blue Bell, Blue Grey, Blue Green, Blue Violet,

In fact Blues of every hue?

It’s better to Blush than be Brick Red,

As also to be Brown, than Burnt Orange,

But to be Burnt Sienna is something to be said.

Cadet Blue is pretty,

While Inchworm is silly.

Caribbean Green, Carnation Pink, Cerulean, or Cerise,

If it had one, would be the color of the breeze.

Chestnut and Copper,

Are understated colors,

While Cornflower, Cotton Candy, and Dandelion,

Stand out amongst the others.

If the world was colored Denim, Red, or Eggplant,

Then Scarlet, Magenta, and Forest Green

Would be jealous of that.

Fuchsia is to Purple,

As Gold is to Goldenrod,

However Fuzzy Wuzzy is not to Midnight Blue,

Those colors are too cool.

Grey and Green like Vivid Tangerine,

While Mango Tango hates Magenta,

If you ask

Tan and Pink,

They are always ones to think,

That nothing rhymes with Orange.

48 Responses to “Ode To My 64 Box Of Crayons”

  1. bonixxnina November 11, 2013 at 9:01 AM #

    we are having ana art class, we need them,


    • Christopher De Voss November 11, 2013 at 9:46 AM #

      Do you need crayons?

      • bonixxnina November 11, 2013 at 9:49 AM #

        yeah, but we can still buy in my neighborhood shop

  2. Shackled and Crowned November 11, 2013 at 9:03 AM #

    Reblogged this on Shackled and Crowned and commented:
    Here is a lil something fun and brilliant for your Monday morning.

  3. Shackled and Crowned November 11, 2013 at 9:04 AM #

    I love this…
    I just broke into a new box of 64 this weekend. I colored on Spongebob. I understand the fascination with colors.

  4. dentaleggs November 11, 2013 at 9:46 AM #

    Lovely… and anything rhymes with orange if you’re Dr. Suess. Orange plorange!

    • Christopher De Voss November 11, 2013 at 9:49 AM #

      I think Dr. Suess cheated a lot!

      • dentaleggs November 11, 2013 at 9:50 AM #

        True but it was fun!

  5. thefreescribbler November 11, 2013 at 10:29 AM #

    I love crayons….and I am smiling like a 5 year old right now. Well-written and delightfully fun.

    The Scribbler

  6. Rutabaga the Mercenary Researcher November 11, 2013 at 10:51 AM #

    silver and purple rhyme with orange

  7. NotAPunkRocker November 11, 2013 at 11:12 AM #

    Thank you for brightening up my morning!

  8. Hippie Cahier November 11, 2013 at 11:48 AM #

    Door hinge.

  9. GiggsMcGill Jill November 11, 2013 at 2:04 PM #

    So much html. That takes pretty much forever! But a beautiful result ^.^

  10. 1jaded1 November 11, 2013 at 3:31 PM #

    That’s cuz Orange is unique. Thanks for making this cold and grey day a bit sunnier.

  11. The Bumble Files November 11, 2013 at 5:52 PM #

    Chris, I want to frame this. It’s brilliant. I love the burnt colors, no, wait, I mean I love Mango Tango. What could wrong with Inchworm or Cerulean? I will never look on a box of crayons the same way.

  12. ksbeth November 11, 2013 at 6:48 PM #

    love this and orange you glad i didn’t say banana?

  13. David Stewart November 11, 2013 at 6:53 PM #

    Someone needs to make up a word rhyming with orange. Maybe I will. The word is “blorange”. It’s that feeling you get when you eat a lot and go to sleep and wake up not feeling well. Like a hangover for food. I dare you to use it.

    • Christopher De Voss November 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM #

      Challenge accepted. Maybe tomorrow though, tonight I feel a little blorange.

    • Chowderhead November 12, 2013 at 2:51 AM #

      Actually, a “cornge” is a makeshift bong made out of a corn cob.

      • Christopher De Voss November 12, 2013 at 6:21 AM #

        Good to know! I’m from Ohio originally, you would have thought I knew this already.

  14. Chowderhead November 12, 2013 at 2:48 AM #


    It got progressively funnier. I couldn’t block the image in my head of Fred Rogers skipping through a daisy patch and singing this poem. Every time he names one off he tosses it into the field very carelessly, you know, like the next color in the box caught more of his attention in that moment.

  15. whiteladyinthehood November 12, 2013 at 6:28 PM #

    Awesome poem! (I kinda laughed at a color named Beaver)

    • Christopher De Voss November 12, 2013 at 6:35 PM #

      I was hoping someone would mention that. ūüôā

  16. silkpurseproductions November 13, 2013 at 12:36 PM #

    You definitely have a gift. I’m thinking “Beaver” is a Canadian colour.

  17. rheath40 November 15, 2013 at 9:11 AM #

    I adored this lovely ode. I have the box of 64 crayons on my desk at work. Bring a coloring book and come visit me. ‚̧

    • Christopher De Voss November 15, 2013 at 9:26 AM #

      Can it be a boob coloring book? They have them on Amazon.

      • rheath40 November 15, 2013 at 9:32 AM #

        Sure, why not. Will you bring me one with penises in it? LOLOLOLOLOL!

      • Christopher De Voss November 15, 2013 at 9:34 AM #


      • rheath40 November 15, 2013 at 9:35 AM #

        Sweet, it’s a date!

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