Saturday, 31 August 2013

Come closer....

The deadly poisonous yew berry hypnotises, mesmerises with its lip-red beauty, calling us in like a siren. The berry itself is sweet and succulent but the dark pip within is fatal to both man and beast. Animals and birds covet the juicy fruit and delicately remove the harmless red flesh from the dark, toxic pip. Red is a colour that is loved and hated in equal measure. The colour of passion, red blood pumps through a body arched with desire. Red conveys warmth and life but also warns of danger. When we are angry we are said to 'see red'.  When we are in love, we long for red roses.

And as with the yew berry, red also signifies death.

Attraction, passion, love, desire, anger, death. The end.

Photo copyright SvD.

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