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A whiter shade of blue

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A whiter shade of blue

the magnificent autumn-sun bursts at its seams
the icy october-wind blows her soft-cold breeze
one of the most impressive and mesmerizing teams
stumbling over each other making me warm and freeze

fragrances of fresh grass mowed for the last time this year
the muted-green foliage whispers with leaves drying out
the hidden dark-red blackberries wither behind protective thorns of fear 
the last flight of geese flying over another scout

rare but visible some glorious leaves of gold
the cloudless sky colors the very rare whiter shade of blue
the bike trail I'am on  partly covered with wet leaf mold
the passing summer is now really saying adieu

while the wintery wind and summer-sun bicker for attention
I'm overwhelmed by this whiter shade of blue's  fourth dimension

©Elly Wouterse

Dutch composer&harp player Anne Vanschothorst wrote a piece for harp and recorded her version of "A whiter shade of blue" 

The link to hear HER "A whiter shade of blue" under "About this poem". 

Procol harum's "Whiter shade of pale"(I am that old- or young?) is on of the songs on my list of most played songs on my mp3-player.. when hearing this song on a sunny autumnal day I was inspired to add my color to the palet..........  I saw a new'kind of blue  and wrote  this poem.. 

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  1. Date: 9/21/2014 11:36:00 AM
    YEs, that is a great song. Blue skies in that fall are quite a thing to behold as you say so well in this work. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 9/21/2014 12:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Everybody relates immediately to the Procal Harum song.. (the whiter shade of pale) but Anne Vanschothortst "Whiter shade of blue" (the link earlier on was wrong and not working - now it does) is even more beautiful............ Thanks for noticing THIS poem of mine Matthew. Dutch greetings
  1. Date: 6/6/2014 9:44:00 AM
    The Moody Blues: A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Frozen Eyes Gazing Towards Her Sky Green, Body Bags Their Establishment's Contribution To This Darker Shade In Gray ? Tic Toc....Congratulations, Upon Your Beauty's Feature....Love, Jeremy *

  1. Date: 6/4/2014 8:10:00 AM
    Whiter Shade of Pale is still my number one favorite song even triumphing over two Johnny Cash songs, Big River and Sunday Morning Coming Down!! A magnificent write my friend!! Directly into my fav it goes, Thanks

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 6/4/2014 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY 4 the FAV! Hope you liked the harp-composition too . Dutch Greetings
  1. Date: 6/1/2014 4:24:00 PM
    This poem appeals to all the senses...and there are many phrases that raise it to magnificence. // Procol Harum's "Whiter shade of pale" is one of my favourites, too. How many times I danced to it in happy youthful memories! Thank you for the recollection...my heart is still fluttering:) // paul

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 6/4/2014 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Happy reader makes happy poet.. TY Paul! Dutch greetings Elly
  1. Date: 6/1/2014 4:22:00 PM
    real great write Elly, love this much as I did the song too as I remember it well, in fact I had a white vinyl 12 inch version of Procol Harum's hit at one time. I love harp music , must see if it's on amazon. well done, Gordon

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 6/4/2014 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY Gordon. Click "About this poem" and you'll hear.. Dutch greetings Elly
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 6:41:00 AM
    Lovely write. Congratulations on the fine win, elly

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 4:15:00 PM
    Autumn is the perfect setting for your latest Win!

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/10/2014 3:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY David for taking the time for a read and a comment. I am enjoying your attention for my work so much. Happy Dutch greetings.
  1. Date: 3/9/2014 10:57:00 AM
    Congrats on your win and placement, Elly; thanks also for entering :)

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/9/2014 1:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm beginning to fall in love with time poem myself... again on a winners list - 4th time now... TY for the congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It made my beautiful Sunday! Dutch greetings Elly.
  1. Date: 2/17/2014 9:48:00 AM
    one of your best poems, Elly.... Love ~SKAT~

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/9/2014 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY Skat A- This one means a lot to me... written on a perfect day - talking with a friend having the same experience.. both not knowing what the nearer future had in mind with 'the both of us in our own circles...' Dutch Greetings Elly
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 1:12:00 PM
    while the wintery wind and summer-sun bicker for attention I'm overwhelmed by this whiter shade of blue's fourth dimension" LOVE THESE LAST TWO LINES....AH,HOW I WISH I COULD WRITE SO BLITHELY IN ANOTHER TONGUE..BUT ALAS, I AM A POOR, IGNORANT AMERICAN! LOVE, VIC

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 1/19/2014 2:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Mrs. Anderson Throop. Your comment with content - for which I am so grateful - means the world to me. Will mail you in private re this poem! Happy Dutch Greetings Elly
  1. Date: 1/7/2014 11:18:00 AM
    Hi Elly, , thank you for everything, Congrats for the well deserved win...always~ Linda

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 1/7/2014 11:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You know where to find me............. as I wrote to you :-) www.ellywouterse.com
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 9:21:00 PM
    well done Ellie, love it...LINDA

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 10:11:00 PM
    Ellie.. :) Congratulations! --LOVE-- ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 11:33:00 AM
    This is an amazing sonnet, love this...

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 9:29:00 AM
    Ellie, this is a very descriptive sonnet..I have enjoyed reading it this morning..It speaks of your love of nature and of the seasons' changing..Sara

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 12:10:00 PM
    Oh yes- I could see it and taste it and feel it with each word. Thank You Ellie