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Sounds and Nuances of Blue

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Sounds and Nuances of Blue

blue washes over me sometimes
and will not let me go
melancholy soon becomes the ROAR 
of frothing ocean waves,   toppling me
                                            into
                           navy blue
frustration too arrives, sometimes in the form
of gulls                that scream inside my mind
I do not like dark blue -
for that is when I’m sinking
                                            sinking
                                                          sinking
                                                              deep dark blue

other times, however, blue is light and airy
powder or cerulean and nearly     tranquil 
except for the occasional whoosh     of a gentle breeze
I love to hear its aqua lapping lapping lapping 
                                                                   softly at my feet
       while I lie in warm white sand beneath 
            a cloudless expanse of azure sky

blue is often glad - winging its way through fields and trees
singing notes from throats of happiness’ birds
or raising heads of periwinkle flowers
to beautify spring and summer days

blue nearly fades    away     completely     in the fall
but reappears at times        as splendid sapphire sunsets
         melding into    cardinal,    amber    or   rose
and utterly silent          like the stars                
                                          that glisten in the indigo of night

once in a blue moon I might see on snow
                                                               a rare glow
it beckons me to venture out into winter’s beauty
like a brand new lover   enticingly ice blue

so many sounds and nuances of blue! 
but the one I always love         giggles like a child
I want to slide into a sexy sports car  - shining baby blue     
and glide away   Vroom        Vroom           Vroom


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  1. Date: 2/21/2014 8:31:00 AM

    Congratulations on this top spot win Andrea...so much deserved....

  1. Date: 2/15/2014 8:37:00 AM

    Stellar blue hues! I love it Andrea, congratulations.

  1. Date: 2/14/2014 3:59:00 PM

    Andrea, this is beautifully written so many words, shades moods of blue. Congratulations on your win.Huberta

  1. Date: 2/14/2014 2:20:00 AM

    I love to read this once again my dearest friend Andrea! Excellent poem and form for all splendid blue colors. Thank u so much for sharing again and my big hearty congratulations on your great win! Biggest hugs & cheers! I'll b back to read more. Sorry for coming late. So busy @ schl & just arrived from 3-day Eng. Camp. I'm stopping by also to greet u & your family a very Happy Valentines Day! Wish u all the best of love! TYSM for ur kindness, love & everything! More blessings! Miss & love u m,Leo

  1. Date: 2/13/2014 7:34:00 AM

    So much blue and in all its splendor! Nice poem and I also love how you formatted it! Congrats on a great win! hugs..

  1. Date: 2/13/2014 3:21:00 AM

    Bright sky blue :-) Congratulations to you.

  1. Date: 2/13/2014 3:08:00 AM

    Great one that merits first place; congrats Andrea.

  1. Date: 2/13/2014 2:21:00 AM

    Awesome Andrea! Congrats on first place win !!

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 11:33:00 AM

    Andrea! This is one of the best free verse poems I have ever read here in the Soup! You should enjoy more writing in this form, the result is awesome. I'm going to Fav it. Congratulations on your top -top place.

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 4:40:00 AM

    I forgot there were so many things you could stick blue to, well done Andy xx

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 3:30:00 AM

    Andrea - Congrats on YOUR different shades of blue... LOVE to see this poem here. (...) > 7 Congrats. Dutch greetings. Elly

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 3:29:00 AM

    Andrea - Congrats on YOUR different shades of blue... LOVE to see this poem here. (...) > 7 Congrats. Dutch greetings. Elly

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 3:28:00 AM

    Andrea - Congrats on YOUR different shades of blue... LOVE to see this poem here. (...) > 7 Congrats. Dutch greetings. Elly

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 7:13:00 PM

    Beautiful... I like the stanza also. Verlena

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 4:44:00 PM

    A victory, Indeed !!! And you say you don't write free verse easily.....I beg to differ!! Blue scores!!

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 4:23:00 PM

    Congrats on your victory my poetic friend..Frederic

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 4:18:00 PM

    you finally made the climb, andrea, I told you you were inching up there! haha here you have combined two of my favourite things: free verse and colour, and I love this personification of blue, I really FELT those different shades of blue...there are very few instances where use of a cliche is permissible, but this is one of them - "once in a blue moon" fits in perfectly, and I also like the internal rhyme going on: snow/glow - congrats on your win in my contest! :)

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:49:00 PM

    I like how you covered different shades of blue and your format adds personality to the poem. Congrats, Andrea!

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 11:44:00 AM

    Way to go with winning blue..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 7:16:00 PM

    Congrats on your win Andrea, You pulled me right into this one....Hugs...Roger

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