Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Breathing in Blue


A trail of black birds, along the middle, dark blue line
@Grace



lift my feet above limestone cliffs
plume my wings of salty spray 
crisp my tongue to hunger,  wild
is your call, gleaming of sun's fire

bring me far away and beyond
to this blue, dazzling of infinity
open my tired eyes, from smallness 
to behold your eternal charm

not even shadows from forest 
can destroy your artless guile
you soothe our fickle shallow lives
with steady rhythm, this is you- 


breath of my heart, carved me blue
until your light, inside me, shines true



Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Breathing in Blue,  Hosted by De Jackson.  Join us for all things blue when the pub opens at 3pm EST.  Thanks for your visit.

43 comments:

  1. Oh Grace. So much to love in this. If I put down the lines I love I could copy and paste the whole thing. But most of all...open my tired eyes, from smallness...such a wonderful prayer.

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  2. sMiLes.. as scientists
    say blue is the favorite
    color of countries across
    the globe in eyes of humans
    capable of course of seeing
    sky and sea.. sunshine
    and water.. giving
    life.. neither
    can live
    without
    blue of
    air and
    water sAMe..
    in a reflection of
    toGeThErness of aLL
    tHat lives..
    sky blUe
    wateRed
    liGht.. Free..:)

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  3. Oh, Grace. Just stunning.
    This:
    "crisp my tongue to hunger, wild
    is your call"

    And then, this ending:
    "breath of my heart, carved me blue
    until your light, inside me, shines true"

    Heavens. This could me my mantra, my prayer. Just so beautiful. Thank you.

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  4. This is so soothing--I love sitting beside water, contemplating. Is this Lake Michigan?

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  5. I agree with Toni, there's a lot to love in this poem, Grace.It flies off the page with 'plume my wings of salty spray' and 'bring me far away and beyond/to this blue, dazzling of infinity'. The final couplet is sublime.

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  6. Gayle Walters RoseAugust 9, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    This is so soul-fulfilling, Grace. Breathing in that blueness is like a meditation for the self to awaken to something larger...so speaks your last two lines to me.

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  7. breath of my heart, carved me blue
    until your light, inside me, shines true

    Sigh.. beautiful lines Grace :D

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  8. "You soothe our shallow fickle lives." I really like this line, Grace.

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  9. "....open my tired eyes, from smallness."
    We all need a bit of that sometimes.
    Just lovely.

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  10. Can't let the light go out, has to shine away across the bay

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  11. Blue is my favourite colour, then Yellow ... that makes Green ... Happy Summer while it lasts, friend Grace ... smiles ... Love, cat.

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  12. Sheer loveliness. I can feel the calm, the colors, and the soothing sounds and sights of the water.

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  13. Grace you have an amazing way with words, so lovely

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  14. So romantic and picturesque, Grace. The last stanza is exquisite.
    -imelda

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  15. "bring me far away and beyond
    to this blue, dazzling of infinity" Beautiful lines!

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  16. First glance creates a myriad of possibilities, great river, lake, or bay--like our inland sea, Puget Sound--hundreds of miles long. Yes, a great lake, Ontario--an inland sea, where storms sink Lake Boats, where mysterious abide; terrific word-smithing, G.

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  17. Oh wow.. Grace this is amazing. Those last two lines wrapped it beautifully. :)

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  18. Beautiful! I especially love this line: "this blue, dazzling of infinity".

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  19. Beautiful! I especially love this line: "this blue, dazzling of infinity".

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  20. "...this blue dazzling of infinity..." Absolutely a wondrous line of description -- for me, it calls to mind the waters meeting the horizon in the place I've come to love, Bermuda. It is a PERFECT line for that magical slight differentiation between blue waters and blue sky. Fabulous line! And beautiful poem!

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  21. You have written such a beautiful poem, Grace. Soothing, yes, but haunting and inspired. Too many good word combinations to site just one, but amazing in their combination. "Crisp my tongue to hunger" just moves me so much. You have a wonderful rhythm here, Grace, but beyond that...this poem goes deep into the psyche. Brava!

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  22. Grace, for some reason, your blog won't take my wordpress...but this is such a wonderful, deep poem. One of the best Ihave read in a long time.

    Jane (Lady Nyo)....

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  23. Ah, what a song, I LOVE breathing in blue! I'm keep reading and reading... amazing poem, Grace!

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  24. Carved me Blue...I sense your joy and fullness in the day laid out before you. You are taking up to to the heavens and you embrace them...bkm

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  25. creatively compact in cerulean blue Grace and especially reference to the out of sight:
    "not even shadows from forest
    can destroy your artless guile"
    p.s. clicked to see your line of black birds - like words written on blue horizon

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  26. That is waaaay cool. Looking past ourselves into perfection, to find ourselves. That's great, Grace!

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  27. Oh, I fell into this like waves over my skin -- so refreshing. A beautiful breath of blue. Loved your ending lines:
    "breath of my heart, carved me blue
    until your light, inside me, shines true"

    A dazzling breath of blue. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Romantically peaceful. Thank you for this

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  29. So much beauty in this poem! Beautiful!

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  30. I have little doubt Grace that the light you fly in is already shining true in the depths of your being.

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  31. I love the almost confessional dialogue between person and place.. A sense of wellbeing and comfort - and a fresh, deep breath

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  32. Ah, very sweet music here, Grace. K.

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  33. So many lovely lines in this. "Plume my wings of salty spray" is one of my favourites. Love the sonnet form you used of irregular line lengths and rhyme only in the concluding couplet.

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  34. This is beautiful indeed! I loved it.

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  35. Such a wonderful piece,Grace.Great imagery!

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  36. Ah, water, my favorite place to be. Beautiful words to match a beautiful picture. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  37. The catharsis of breathing in blue beautifully expressed.

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  38. I do love this.. the sense of infinity is really there in blue I think...

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  39. Amazing..... I truly enjoyed your poetry,I fell in love with the blue which is also my favorite color.

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