Monday, March 7, 2016

Walking the blues away

fragrance of icy air
dulling the cheeks
into frozen smile, i

walk fast, passing
stiff branches of tree
with heavy coat, i

trudge along streets
salted in periwinkle blue
sky is pale oyster, i

chase the sun 
with grin, leaving green 
footprints of spr(i)ng



Green Pedestrian Crossing in Chine Creates Leaves from Footprints


Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Quadrille - 44 Word post with GRIN.  Picture credit:   here

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30 comments:

  1. Hopefully those foot prints spring into spring soon.

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  2. Brilliant. Sexy. Delicious.

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  3. Oh .. love the foot-prints into sun.. I long for gray to clear... I think we have similar thoughts there...

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  4. I love the title and the journey in search of spring. Beautiful quadrille. Peace, Linda

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  5. A lovely walk and an even lovelier poem Grace. :-)

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  6. Beautiful descriptions in this, Grace. You've really captured the cusp of seasonal change. I love this:
    salted in periwinkle blue
    sky is pale oyster

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  7. love those footprints of green! Spring is such a delightful time of year.

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  8. I too am looking forward to spring and grin at some of its early signs. A lovely quadrille.

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  9. "i
    walk fast, passing
    stiff branches of tree
    with heavy coat"

    "i
    trudge along streets
    salted in periwinkle blue"

    "sky is pale oyster"

    and that sneaky "i spring" hidden in the ending ... all so wonderful!

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  10. Very creative, happy feelings of spring just around the corner...when chasing with grin....love esp. "periwinkle blue"

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  11. I like that, friend Grace ... a lot ... in between sneezing ma lil heart out and in between reading ... cuz of snow mold in the air ... hatchou ... bless U ... smiles ... Love, cat.

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  13. "Pale oyster" is a perfect description for those snow laden skies, Grace. I hope that spring is just around the corner for you.

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  14. (i edited :)

    Like your colorful write of walking away from blues and stepping into spring greens!

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  15. A beautiful poem,,how we do long for spring, but find beauty now in your words

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  16. We have to chase that icy air away and welcome spring!! If we look for the footprints, we will find them.

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  17. I am so charmed by this line:
    "i

    trudge along streets
    salted in periwinkle blue"

    And the sky as a pale oyster...fantastic.

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  18. I love the green footprints of spring. Beautiful!

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  19. Beautiful Grace...specially love those 'i's hanging like melting icicles....

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  20. I love this poem, Grace. It's pastel, icy and fresh. Yes, the cold freezes my face into a smile. I like the way the walker merges into a tree in the lines:
    'walk fast, passing
    stiff branches of tree
    with heavy coat'.

    My favourite lines are:
    'salted in periwinkle blue
    sky is pale oyster'.
    :)

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  21. What a cool way to walk away the March blues. Love the pale oyster sky - and those green footprints of spr(i)ng, I-gotten-believe (at this time of the year), would put the bounce in just about any step. Smiles

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  22. wonderfully sprite and 'springy'. we or i, are (am) waiting and so ready for the verdant spring to be reborn. i need something refreshing that will distract me from the ugliness of the political season. gracias beautiful

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  23. The thing about the blues is its dichotomy; for it can morph into electric & robin's egg hues that compliments blossoming, & you, cleverly, seem to imply this with with your luscious & chilling poem.

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  24. I found myself going a bit faster too to get to that spring in one's step. :-) We're about to enter autumn (in South Africa).

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  25. Searching for that hint of Spring!

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  26. Sometimes is difficult walking blues away !!
    Love this!
    Hugs and love in this special day for all women!!
    xoxox

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  27. I love the colours, and the structure.

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  28. What a Monet-like scene you have painted, with a little e e cummings thrown in.

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  29. SMiLes.. as the Suns rotate
    around the black hole
    Suns.. so can the
    dArk of wE
    iN Winter
    walk
    of Warming
    uP as any
    sun
    would
    do free..:)

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