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Cornflower Blue

(a conversational collaboration with Christine Ueri)

"remember the dream I had when we were 10?
(waves and waves of cornflowers everywhere)
about the boy and the closet?
(sunflowers, circle, glass house?....closet, yes)
cornflower blue
(the closet was cornflower blue?)
the light in that dream was cornflower blue
(the air, the atmospheric light?)
yes, especially in the closet

I had that dream for so long
I'll never forget
little boy blue and the kingfishers --
the blue and white china plates
with the bridge and the lovers; the two doves in the willow tree,
that made me look for japanese
the funny things we do as children

(you are writing a poem....)
catch the words, my love
(you already wrote a poem up there; bridge it together --
I dried cornflowers with dandelions in a blue and white book; but it wasn't a dream.
Well, in a way it was, because at the time, I was floating in the clouds)

he wore a blue and white striped top in my dream

and I remember him
when I look at the sky,
the clouds and the golden sun --

I caught the words!
(yes! did you string them all together?)

not yet!"


August 29th, 2012

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  1. Date: 9/2/2012 2:52:00 PM
    joyful, playful, hopefull, lovely YOU TWO astral project this way! Come on down! Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 11:59:00 PM
    Soup Mail.

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 5:21:00 PM
    Holy whatever, you guys really don't know how awesome this is---this is Simon and Garfunkle's blending of Scarborough Fair's two poems and it is too good---great job!!!! To my favs

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 1:21:00 PM
    Wonderful collaboration between you and Christine with this excellent poem. Enjoyed it very much. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 12:47:00 PM
    Read it four times... I'll be's taste like a puzzle...and challenging...

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 7:24:00 AM
    your true poetic prowess here, this is your gentle side is it? i like this too,

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 7:22:00 AM
    No matter how hard I try, the sap will not leave me...ha! Writing this experimental piece with you was wonderful...You already know how much I love the unfolding of it all...(trying to keep my comment decent, not to unravel too much)...Again! Thank you for making the words more beautiful... :)

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 4:23:00 AM
    nicely imaged I really enjoyed the play- Brenda : ) xx