Lake Blue - Poem By Cathy Nerujen

This poem by was inspired by a weekend I spent at a lake-shore house with Cassy. It is a homage to the beauty of nature and waking up to its beauty. The view of the glass smooth blue water outside our window was stunning, and I had to capture it in words.

In gilded golden
calmest dawn -
as boats with red
and rusted bronze
lie sleeping 'pon
the milk pond lake
of stillness rare -
as brightness comes.
The world it waits -
the world is new -
as Nature wakens -
Lake of Blue
life it pauses -
night is done -
an artist's hand -
it renders you.

Our house is silent -
all is still
its white-washed walls
and window sills -
the sunshine lights
upon your face -
our blankets warm -
they stop the chill -
the clock upon
the mantelpiece -
it counts the time -
and says our grace
We snuggle close –
I breathe you in -
my hands are wrapped
around your waist.

Lake Blue
Lake Blue

And soon you stir -
then wake and rise -
You rub and blink
your sleepy eyes –
you take me in –
then smile at me -
we kiss – your lips
so soft and nice –
your eyes are brown –
a log-fire warm -
we light the lamps and
watch the dawn -
and holding hands
with love renewed -
our Lake of Blue sky
day is formed.

This poem is fondly dedicated to Fehl Dungo (Blaise25 on Hub Pages) my Angel and Cassy. You are both so special to me, and so loving and supportive. Thanks to you both, and to the poetry, writing and art magazine we started together, with FlashstarMagazine.com.
I welcome comments too. Please feel free to leave a comment below.

Copyright (c) 2012 to 2016 Cathy Nerujen. All rights reserved. This poem is published as part of a forthcoming book of romantic poetry in late 2016 by Cathy Nerujen.

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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana

Omg!!! Fave! This poem was so eloquent and gorgeous. Just like waking up to that beautiful scene with your beautiful lady must have been. This poem just flows from the tongue so perfectly. :)


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Nikki. Yaay girl, first dibs to you. Heh. Yes, it was so humbling and awesome. I loved it and I love feeling the inspiration to put it to words. Yes, Cassy loved it too. Nature can be so beautiful and amazing. Thank you for this, Nikki. Have a sweet day honey. :)


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

awesome and beautiful poem...I am so glad I found this amazing poem.

Blessing to you

Debbie


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Debbie. Oh wow, thank you so much for reading this. Gosh, I am delighted you read it. I will be reading your hubs too. Blessings to you too. :)


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blaise25 4 years ago from close to you...

This is so beautiful, baby. Perfectly done, the words just flow like a mellow music splashing and gleaming with sun light..like diamonds..and it makes me feel complete.

Mwaaaaaaaahhh. Thank you. I love you lots.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is soo beautiful. I could feel the love..Best wishes..Bravo..


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Fehl, I wrote parts of it when I was there. Sometimes you have to just enjoy the moment and not feel distracted. Everyone should have a Lake Blue moment in their life... Yes... complete is a good word...

I love you so much, Fehl. :)

Hello Ruby, thank you for checking out my new poem. The love is magnified in nature's eye... It's like Gaia knows it somehow... Best wishes to you always. :)


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echoe0021 4 years ago from Conway, AR

My, what beautiful words. You've painted a magnificent picture here, for which the actual image I am sure would not do this piece justice. Wonderful.


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi echoe0021, words are just as good as tubes of paint. If you just close your eyes and describe the last beautiful thing you remember seeing, chances are high you will paint it with words. I love poetry so much. Thank you for the comments. I will be checking your hubs too. :)


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

So sweet and endearing. Beautiful poem written for beautiful women in a beautiful place. Beautiful...


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Anilkumar cv 4 years ago from kerala,India

Hai Astra, sweet poem, i felt it like a film. Thanks


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Augustine, it was a wonderful experience well worth capturing in words... thank you for this. And I am sure many would find it very beautiful, not just us ladies. Heh. And it is dedicated to Fehl and Cassy. :)

Hi Anilkumar cv. Thank you for the nice comments. Wow a film? I was very busy with the photos, yes... Heh. :)


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Hi Astra Nomlk, just dropped by to read your Beautiful, Romantic Hub. You captured that Experience so well in your Poetry. I look forward to Following your Hubs.


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi b. Malin. Than you for this. Seeing something as beautiful as a sunrise on a beautiful lake is very inspiring, and sharing it with someone special just makes it special times two. I am reading and enjoying your hubs too. :)


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iva dragostinova 4 years ago from Brighton, UK

Absolutely amazing!


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi iva dragostinova: thank you so much. :)


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

This is so beautiful. I could feel the passion and love in your words. You have so much talent.


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Caroline; oh the passion always creeps into my words. H'mm I wonder why... Heh. Thank you for the kind words. You are sweet. :)


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Completely beautiful and totally romantic - what more csn I say? Voting up of course and pressing your buttons as always.


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi acaetnna, you remind me of me, as you write so much romantic poetry too. I am a hopeless romantic. Hehehe. Thank you for the votes and button thingies. I hope you are looking forward to the weekend. :)


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Well-done. Voting this Up and Beautiful.


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Ho alocsin. Thank you for the vote up and comment. :)


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Stunningly wonderful as always!!!


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi acaetnna, thank you for the lovely comment. I hope your day is sweet. :)


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

This simply oozes beauty and romance. What a place and situation you described. Incredible. Your words are truly beautiful.


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Lake Blue majestically stunning piece of your heart and soul laid upon white for your lady. What a wonder to let hearts entwine and find their own way. Together holding hands and looking deeply within each others soul, eyes marvel at each others tenderness.

To snuggle, hug and lay so close is simply a moment in time we cherish with delight and know that we are home. Peace and blessing to you both. Hugs.


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Dim. Wow, it's great to see you always in my comments. Thank you so much. The lake is a very beautiful place and it becomes more beautiful when it is shared with another person.

Hi Vincent: Lake Blue is my attempt to try something different in my romantic poetry. Pouring out our innermost private thoughts and feelings can be a risk, and all poets do this to write. Or all writers for that matter.

Those special moments are precious to me and I know that if I lose them, I might never get them back. So my poems are my poetry scraps of those memories and their best bits. And Hub Pages is my digital scrap book. LOL.

The tender moments are always special. There is so much beauty in the world. Whether from without or within, I don't want to go through my life and claim I never experienced it or tried to capture even some of it. For me, it always come back to the special people in my life.

And the rest is self explanatory. Thank you Vincent as always for your great comments and observations. :)


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prettydarkhorse 4 years ago from US

Everything is beautiful, the view and the words. I know you enjoyed it! Precious and lovely moments!!


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Maita, the days we spent at this place were wonderful and my memory of that morning view will stay in my mind forever. And sharing it with Cassy was wonderful. So it becomes special times two... :)


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Oh, so special! Sensual and tender, enchanting flow, very beautiful as well as the pictures, wow!


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

BeyondMax, your comments flow through my hubs today like a babbling stream. Thank you for the kind comments. Lake Blue is a nice tribute to Cassy and a wonderful weekend holiday and waking up to the world as though just being born. But poetically it is a mere snapshot. Have a sweet day. :)


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Angelme566 4 years ago

This is so sweet to open a day...Voted Up !awesome..


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Angel, yes it is about a wonderful moment just as dawn was coming up on a beautiful lake of blue water, and the water was so still. It was magical. :)


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epigramman 4 years ago

...you have always influenced 'greatly' the romantic erotic side of my writing Cathy and in turn have influenced the lovely Sannel too no doubt through her muse (which is , lol, me) .....what do they call that - six degrees of poetic separation - lol - either way you always write with your beautfiul heart and that is a thing of beauty in itself - sending warm wishes and good thoughts your way from lake erie time 2:34pm canada


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Colin, Oh wow... I hope I am not a bad influence, then. Hehehe... :)

As long as it's romantic and well-meaning... that's my secret sauce... *Winks here* Oh I love Sannel's beautiful poetry and writing and I miss her on the hubs now, But I am loving her beautiful blog. She is a very special person. She is a rare breed of person and a free spirit. Together you are a formidable writing couple. *Takes that snap of you both now* LOL.

H'mm six degrees of poetic seperation? Gosh that is nice of you to say this. Oh you deserve big hugs for that, Mr Epi. Thank you for the warm thoughts, you are lovely to say that. :)

Have a sweet day, Colin... there at Lake Erie, time... um... getting a bit late and time for supper...

Now where is that meatloaf?

:)


Valleypoet 4 years ago

Just discovered your poems. You are a very talented writer, this is a lovely poem:-))


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space Author

Hi Valleypoet, thank you for this. Feel free to enjoy my other poems and I will check out yours too. :)

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