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Shades of Blue: a Poem

Updated on October 30, 2013
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 chilling blue of a mountain lake

                  is somehow inviting,

                                       despite of its chill tone.

 The hot-baked blue of a desert sky

                                  numbs the brain

                                                      and 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.



© 9-30-97 C.E. Carl

© Rev. 12-19-10 C.E. (Carl) Elias


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    Liz Elias 6 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Thank you very much, emmarichenda!

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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.