Blue Green Brass

(Inspired by the nursery rhyme Little Boy Blue.)

Little boy blue
Of skies shot through
With ginger sheep
That howl and weep,
How will you tuck them in to sleep?

Little girl green
Of winter queens
With hearts of ice
That scorn advice,
How will your kindly words suffice?

Little brass horn
Of rough notes born
With hopeful howls
That hail all crowns,
How will these candied clouds rain down?

Blue, green and brass
Have come to pass
And all is calm,
And all is balmed,
All but a colorful song.