Blue (where are you going?)

blue 1s

From here a line, a border,
the horizon.  From there, shapes
patterned in shades of indigo.
From everywhere.  Scattering blue stardust.

Skies changing in rhythm
with the planet, encircling.  The night
that follows day that follows night.
From here a line, a border,

paths seeking yonder, wild,
a prelude to unwritten chords.
Mirrors that merge into
the horizon.  From there, shapes

following the ripples in the fabric
of years, dark and light.  The collision
that becomes its opposite.  Waves
patterned in shades of indigo.

Almost nothing. As old as the universe,
born again, dying.  Becoming again,
a point of turning.  Echoing
from everywhere.  Scattering blue stardust.

This cascade poem is in response to Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above.  It was also inspired by Maria Popova and all the links in her end of the year rumination, “In Praise of the Telescopic Perspective”, and, (with a title “Blue” how could I not think of her?) Joni Mitchell.

blue 2s

“We are stardust”–yes we are!  Now if only those bombers really DID turn into butterflies…

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38 responses to “Blue (where are you going?)”

  1. Leonie Andrews says :

    Ha! As soon as I saw Blue I thought of Joni!

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  2. Sharon Mann says :

    What a a thoughtful post, You have started my day out just right Kerfe, and with Joni singing, I’m going to have a great day.

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  3. rivrvlogr says :

    Following your cue, I now see stardust in the photo. I love your art.

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  4. Sue Vincent says :

    Just glorious, Kerfe…I love the painting!

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  5. Jane Dougherty says :

    Lovely! And the cascade form is so appropriate. This really is like light falling.

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  6. Snehal Kank says :

    I loved the interpretation of photo 😍 incredible 💝💜

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  7. merrildsmith says :

    Lovely response to beautiful inspiration.
    “Echoing
    from everywhere. Scattering blue stardust.” Sigh.

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  8. Evelyn Flint says :

    Beautiful blue colours….

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  9. Jodi says :

    beautiful art, words, and music!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Betty Hayes Albright says :

    Lovely as always. (Blue – my favorite color. Luscious!) Also love Joni, thank you. 🙂

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  11. Jill Kuhn says :

    Such beautiful blues!! 💙💙💙

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  12. Charlie O'Shields says :

    This is one of my favorites!! Love the words and the imagery is stunning! Beautiful work! 😍

    Liked by 1 person

  13. alethakuschan says :

    We can never think too much about the meaning of blue and its effect on our minds. Such an enchanting color, as your poetry declares.

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  14. sheldonk2014 says :

    I miss not seeing her
    Her talents,God what a woman

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  15. charlotteash says :

    Lovely work! Since you mentioned Joni, I thought you might enjoy this article if you haven’t already read it: https://www.theringer.com/music/2017/10/16/16476254/joni-mitchell-pop-music-canon

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  16. robtkistner says :

    I really liked this Kerfe. “Turbulent Indigo”, Joni’s Grammy winning 1996 album for Best Pop Album.

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