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Midnight Blue

My blue eyes welcomed the first day of a new year
As the sun rose into a sapphire sky
That graduated from Cambridge in the east
To Oxford in the west
With every cerulean hue in between

The winter light accented the glaucous leaves of the olive grove
Against the nudity of the forest beyond
And I was struck by the gamut of my favourite colour

Closing my eyes, I smiled as the projectionist hurled memories
Onto the backs of my eyelids…

Blue Norwegian glaciers
Gentians in an Alpine meadow
Irises in Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny
A bunch of forget-me-nots for a childhood sweetheart

The ultramarine of the ink with which I write
And the lapis lazuli in the cloisonné that adorns it

Swards of Meconopsis in the Himalaya
Carpets of bluebells in England’s ancient woodland
The Virgin Mary’s dress in a stained glass window
Stars set into an indigo backcloth

Images of the sea…
Caribbean blue
Mediterranean blue
Adriatic blue
And the sea off the glorious west coast of Ireland

I open my eyes again to drink my tea
From a cobalt glazed mug
While wistfully acknowledging the haze of blue smoke
From the village hearths
That hangs in the cool calm air of the valley below

I am greeted by more shades of blue
As I login to post my words

It has always been my favourite colour
Except for the midnight blue that wells within my heart
When you and I are apart

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  1. Date: 12/14/2009 12:44:00 PM
    Oh where oh where have you gone too? We miss you. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 5:13:00 AM
    I almost as if I was staring at Van Gogh's yellows ... a great experience deluge my senses and immersed them in imageries without imitation. Flawless. Peace and love, thanks for tribute on my write as well.

  1. Date: 1/24/2009 8:01:00 AM
    This is such a creative poem. I just wanted to drop in and add congratulations on being one of the winners in Kristin's contest to my other comment. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 1/23/2009 5:39:00 PM
    ver, very nicely written poem, of course , your poems are always lovely.. I thought mine was good.. but I guess not good enough... constance

  1. Date: 1/22/2009 4:33:00 PM
    Hi Nigel, Congratulations on your win in Kristin's contest. Wonderful writing. love and peace, Lainie

  1. Date: 1/22/2009 11:20:00 AM
    whoa..terrific. Congrats on your achievement in the contest. BG

  1. Date: 1/22/2009 9:15:00 AM
    Wow, Nigel, I don't know how missed this blue beauty before. Bright and deep and rich in all its shades. Congratulations on your win in Kristens contest! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 1/22/2009 7:52:00 AM
    Nigel - Congratulations on your Honorable Mention in Kristin’s contest – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 1/22/2009 7:48:00 AM
    Each word so carefully penned and beautifully written, your descriptions have such life Nigel. Laurie

  1. Date: 1/22/2009 7:34:00 AM
    Congratulations Nigel on your win in Kristin's contest! Extremely well deserved! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 1/22/2009 7:31:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in Kristin's contest Nigel.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 1/22/2009 7:20:00 AM
    You painted the most wonderful picture of blue with this winning poem!! Congratulations Nigel...well deserved to place in Kristen's contest! Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 1/22/2009 6:44:00 AM
    Hi my precious friend. Congrats on your place in Kristins contest. I knew it was a winner from the start. Just beautfiul. Love and hugs, Tink

  1. Date: 1/1/2009 7:31:00 PM
    This is sooooo are a super poet, and I shall be reading much more of your work...always, Christy

  1. Date: 1/1/2009 1:48:00 PM
    This poem is good.......

  1. Date: 1/1/2009 1:46:00 PM
    wow, reading your poetry I am realizing how many words I use and spelled wrong, any way, love this a hole lot and really felt it.

  1. Date: 1/1/2009 12:21:00 PM
    What a creative use of color and imagery in this poem. I like that you approached this topic from so many perspectives. Good luck in the contest. Keep up the good writing. Thank you for your kind comments on my poem. Have a wonderful 2009! Karen

  1. Date: 1/1/2009 11:19:00 AM
    Super colourful descriptive , postcards , Nigel ... Blue-me- away !!!! Good luck with this and for 2009 ....

  1. Date: 1/1/2009 9:34:00 AM
    Outstanding Nigel - Simply breathtaking images - Outstandingly penned - Great job on this - Makes me almost embarrassed to enter my little true blue poem - Good luck & God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 1/1/2009 8:22:00 AM
    Wow...this was an amazing poem of color! You took Kristen's contest inspiration and sailed with it, those beautiful brilliant words paint so many shades of mood, so many shades of blue! Excellent work, Nigel! This soared! ~ Love, Carrie