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Shades of Blue: a Poem

Updated on February 23, 2018
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A lifelong reader & writer, Liz writes poetry; articles on this, & other sites; & playing with words. She also enjoys movies & reviewing.

Blue can evoke so many feelings
Blue can evoke so many feelings | Source

The glorious blue of summer sky

cloudless and free

clears the mind;

warms the soul.

The icy blue of a mountain lake

is somehow inviting,

despite its chilly tone.

The hot-baked blue of a desert sky

numbs the brain;

suffocates energy.

Midnight blue of darkest night

masks imperfections

and polishes the stars.

Green-blue, sea blue

of tumbled ocean depths

washes cares away.

Clear bright blue of

a baby's eyes

project innocence to all the world.

My soft and cuddly

fuzzy blue blanket

wards off the chill,

and welcomes dreams.

About This Poem

Originally written in September of 1997, revised in December of 2010, and another minor revision in February of 2018 describe the progress of this poem.

It came about initially with the hot desert sky blue on a vacation trip, and that reminded me of the other kinds of blue.

© 2010 Liz Elias

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    Liz Elias 

    7 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Thank you very much, emmarichenda!

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    emmarichenda 

    7 years ago

    lovely

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    Liz Elias 

    7 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Wonderful, Nell! I'm glad you liked the poem, and the shades of blue water. ;-)

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    Nell Rose 

    7 years ago from England

    Hi, blue is my favourite colour! so I love this, there are so many blues, even water is blue, did you know that? drinking water I mean, so the sea isn't blue because of the reflection of the sky, it is blue on it's own, isn't that lovely? great poem cheers nell

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    Liz Elias 

    7 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Happyboomernurse; GusTheRedneck; erthfrend,

    Thank you all so much for your lovely comments. I'm so glad you all enjoyed the poem.

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    erthfrend 

    7 years ago from Florida

    Your imagery was wonderful! I really enjoyed this poem and loved the comforting, peaceful ending : )

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    Gustave Kilthau 

    7 years ago from USA

    DzyMsLizzy - Certainly a very bold piece of artwork for a nicely serene poem. Enjoyable.

    Gus :-)))

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    Gail Sobotkin 

    7 years ago from South Carolina

    Lovely, soothing and rhythmic like the gentle splashing of waves on a bayside beach. Thanks for sharing.

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    Liz Elias 

    7 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi, Kim Lynn

    Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you liked it...serenity is exactly right. ;-)

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    Kim Lynn 

    7 years ago

    Serenity comes to mind.

    Thanks,

    Kim

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