Friday Poem: Blue Paen

Today was a fine, sunny May day, with blue skies and warm breezes.

blue 1 So I give you this poem, in honour of the colour blue  –

Azure
Kingfisher
Cornflower

Sea
Sky
Larkspur

Mountain
Slate
Cobalt
Lapis lazuli

Opal
Turquoise
Wren

Sapphire
Gas flame
Plumbago
Bruise

Streak
Bolt from
blue
Forget-me-not

Blue eyes.blue 2

Sure this poem is a basically a list, but please imagine it being declaimed by someone like Patti Smith, or Allen Ginsberg…blue 3

The photos are macro shots of some of my collection of coloured glass, the top two a fragment of a blue bottle – probably once filled with castor oil (yuk)- and the bottom one, a jar of old glass bottle stoppers, mostly picked up whilst gardening. Out tiny hamlet was, for a year or two, the site of a gold rush and a temporary home to hundreds of people, none of whom had any qualms about leaving their rubbish where ever it fell. Consequently, just below the surface of the soil, lie pieces of pottery and glass, and the occasional coin, which come to light after heavy  rain, or after the road is graded, or when digging a new garden bed.

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