Tuesday, May 10, 2011

forever blue

once I was lavender
cornflower too
like spring, when all is fresh and new,
loves' fragrant flowers around us grew
forever blue
with you

at times I was topaz
sapphire too
jeweled skies yielded treasured views
cloud movies played, only for two,
forever blue
with you

then I was cobalt
and azure too
those liquid pool eyes I dove into
then surfaced, holding your heart true,
forever blue
with you

now I am navy
and midnight too
draped in this meloncholy hue
I wear a sombre point of view
forever blue...
...without you

for you...blue
and posted for One Shot Wednesday


Claudia said...

love your use of color here and also playing with the font colors..lovely poem with a bluesy ending..

anthonynorth said...

Great words with a touch of melancholy at the end.

dustus said...

Really like how the colors fit the life stages, but always end with the pure blue of loss. Excellent use of third and fourth lines throughout the pattern you've established. Definitely a poem about the blues.

Brian Miller said...

love the transformation you take us through and the use of color...nice rhymes through out as well...very nice one shot

Beachanny said...

Yes. I agree the color use throughout and with the type color takes us through the transformation. Funnily enough I have a poem named "Forever Blue" too. It could be a follow up to this one. LOL! I enjoyed this a great deal. Thank you, Gay
PS If you'd like to read mine, it's here:

KidDenverPoet said...

Ahh, the last line was so moving/touching. A great colorful read.

Henry Clemmons (Effects of Light)

moondustwriter said...

Delightful use of the color blue to make a powerful statement through the continuum of love
poor color I wonder how it ended up getting the bad rap

thanks for sharing with One Shot

Andy said...

Very nice use of colors to show the journey through love.
Great entry.

Thanks for sharing.

signed...bkm said...

Wow, you covered all shades and hues of blue and connected the metaphor of the human longing...nice Elaine...bkm

Anonymous said...

Guess that's why they call it the blues... nice poem.

ayala said...

I love the way you use the colors here...the end sad...nice one shot!

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Blue is also the color of the sky, or the ocean, or a Morning Glory... not always sad. :)

Nice One Shot, Elaine!

Belinda Munoz said...

A creative use of the monochromatic shades of blue matched with different emotions. Lovely one shot.

happygirl said...

Red is my favorite color, but the way you do blue could turn me. I loved this.

Mad Kane said...

Very moving and beautiful!
Mad Kane

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