Blue

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Portrait in Blue Goose on the Delaware River at Red Bank Battlefield, July 2020 ©️Merril D. Smith

 

Blue where water meets the sky,

beyond the space where spirits fly

to dance upon a snowy crest

of waves, indigo and azure dressed–

and there the seabirds drift, serene,

and there I watch—for past has been—

strangely content to view this blue.

 

A quadrille for dVerse, where Kim asked us to use the word blue. This day started as a blue Monday with a poetry rejection in my in-box, but then I went for a walk in the beautiful morning, which cheered me up. I already wrote my Monday Morning Musings and used the same photo above. BUT–it’s just too perfect not to use again. So, I’m posting twice today, and with the same photo.

A quadrille is a dVerse form of exactly 44 words in any style. I chose to rhyme today.

55 thoughts on “Blue

  1. Wonderful, Merril… And here I thought I’d beat you to this week’s Quadrille challenge! I started and stopped and then got stuck because what I want to write, won’t come through.
    I’ve decided to leave and come back later 🙂

  2. You had me at “beyond the space where spirits fly to dance upon a snowy crest of waves”. I, too, have stared at the horizon at the seashore; great for meditating.

  3. Those last words, ” I watch—for past has been—

    strangely content to view this blue” placed me right in the blue zone of flow that I love and also am strangely content to watch from. Lovely poem!

  4. Gorgeously rendered! 💝 I love; “beyond the space where spirits fly to dance upon a snowy crest of waves.” Happy Eighth dVerse Anniversary, Merril 😀

  5. The photo has the most remarkable gradations of blue. The light must have been just right and you must have been standing at just the right angle to capture it. Your quadrille does the blue scene justice. I know the feeling of contentment to just view the blue; I experience it on the southern coast of Maine. I’m sorry to hear about your rejection. It’s always a bummer to start off the day with a rejection.

  6. I’m so sorry about the Monday rejection, Merril, I’ve had a few of them myself recently, but glad you had a beautiful morning walk. The photo is stunning – I can’t get over all the shades of blue, the ripples and the plant, so out-of-place green. I love your word-portrait of the scene, especially:
    ‘Blue where water meets the sky,
    beyond the space where spirits fly’
    and
    ‘…there the seabirds drift, serene’.
    I would also be ‘strangely content to view this blue’.

  7. Sometimes things are too good not to use again. Beauty sound be celebrated, and you’ve definitely captured it with your words and choice of photo.

    Here’s to plenty more inspiration, whether it be blue Mondays, or fuschia Fridays. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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