Blue (all I want)

blue shell tattoo s

I’ve been to sea before
I’ve been to sky between
I’ve gathered gifts of air
the road under my skin

I’ve asked the why and where
the where of going round
the why of what I seek
the where of why I’m bound

I’m bound to sail away
my mind tells me to roam
but anchors pull my heart
and sing my wandering home

I’ll sing a lullaby
of needle under skin
the waves will help me fly
the spiral shell within

I had been working on this collage, so the dVerse prompt for a song spurred me to finish it.  In our mid-teens, my best friend Alfie and I would play our guitars with the radio on and write our own songs for hours, either at her house or mine, but I haven’t written any lyrics since then.  Where are all those songs now?–I don’t know, although I do strangely remember one, a love song I wrote for her when she had a crush on a boy she met over one summer.

And Joni…this song (and album) are just about perfect.  Always lodged in my brain.

shell tattoo close up s

Alfie and Joni:

Here is a shell for you
Inside you’ll hear a sigh
A foggy lullaby
There is your song from me

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25 responses to “Blue (all I want)”

  1. Jodi says :

    blown away! your talent never ceases to amaze me. The collage – the words – wow! I honestly think you could have an exhibit of your work at a museum!

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  2. merrildsmith says :

    As soon as I saw “Blue” in the title, I thought of this album. I’ve played it so often. I love your poem, and that collage is amazing!

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  3. 10000hoursleft says :

    Your new poem and the older love song for Alfie are beautiful Kerfe! I read the first one to music in my head before knowing that you had intended it to be lyrics! 🙂 Your collage has the same haunting beauty as the song/poem.

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  4. robert okaji says :

    I no longer have my casette tape of Blue, but I still have the cd!

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  5. Evelyn Flint says :

    A lovely collage, full of all my favourite blue & turquoise colours…. !

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jill Kuhn says :

    Wow Kerfe!! 💙 Love your collage and it does fit perfectly to Joni Mitchell’s song, Blue! 🎵 Do I see some stitching in your shell? Love how you make your collages sing!! 👍

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  7. Leonie Andrews says :

    I’ll be singing it all afternoon now. 😊 I can also recommend this broadcast,
    Which reminds me that I have only listened to one of it’s 2 parts.

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  8. honeypears says :

    Lovely! (I like how the blues and greens evoke denim too, a very Joni Mitchell material!)

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