Thursday, May 18, 2006

A poem from book by Geelong Mood Support Group

from Wendy
Last weekend I attended a book launch 'Out of the Blue', a collection of stories and poems that were touching, authentic, and beautiful. A friend helped this group of writers towards publication and about sixty people attended the launch. Margaret Clark, an energetic, almost frenetic, writer of fabulous children's books was guest speaker and spoke of her passion to write since she was a child. Several of the contributors read their poems and stories, some shyly, tentatively. I asked permission to publish one of the pieces in this blog. It's called 'Blue' and is by a man who goes by the pen-name of 'Redelf'.


by Redelf

The colour blue has immeasurable hue, from pale blue, sky blue, to navy blue, which at times is also called indigo. Iridescent and cobalt blue. Dark blue and midnight blue, bordering on black. Then there is electric blue, saxony blue and periwinkle.

The Italian call it azzurro. Woad blue was used by the Celts as a body paint.

We have Pacific blue, blue spruce and a tree named Blue Pacific. The blue seas contain many denizens of blue: the blue whale, blue shark, blue-ringed octopus and the mako with a bluish back all his own.

Dark blue for Oxford, light blue for Cambridge. Royalty is said to be blue blooded. Blue babies are born with bluish lips.

In Australia a fight is termed a ‘blue’, a court summons and a man with red hair are called Bluey.

The blue ring on a target and the blue ball in snooker are both worth five points.

Cheese is blue. A damson plum is blue, there are blue beans, bluegrass and there is a flower called blue salvia.

A wisp of winter smoke is blue. A red fire can be turned blue with copper wire. The whites of a person’s eye can at times be blue.

An iceberg is blue. Some stars are blue. Earth from space is blue.

Emotionally speaking, sad is blue. At times our heart feels broken and blue.

We’ve all heard the expression ‘once in a blue moon’. Does the blue come out of these or do all these come from blue?

The Krishna’s say that we know only one thing about God, he is blue.


Blogger The Moody Minstrel said...

I knew there was a reason blue is my favorite color. :-)

2:52 AM  
Blogger Pandabonium said...

There is an American folksong I like about a dog named Blue.

4:46 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

I do not like duckegg blue, but prefer aquamarine, turquoise, even indigo - the colours of the reef. I do not like Absolute White, Solid Black, and Grey (remembrances of school uniforms). Dislike Cream/Beige, Luminous Yellow or Red. Very hard to please, but of course they are all fine in little bits - like a burst of yellow daisies that have just come out in the garden.

11:34 PM  

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