A sentence dense with colourful metaphor though I have no idea the shade of blue that describes promises. Pink as flamingos, I had seen, but also like ‘green and bitter as kelp’.

‘Sails blue as promises, pink as flamingos / and green and bitter as kelp.’

Source: Kevin Crossley-Holland, ‘Harald in Byzantium’, The Breaking Hour (London: Enitharmon Press, 2015), p. 33

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