Thursday, August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016 dVerse Open Link Night / Grey

Grey


today is grey                                      overcast                      rainy

a day without sunshine                    a day in may              a day of grey

a dove is grey                                                calling for morning...mourning...     

a mouse is grey                                             as he sits in the shadows

                                                                                    of the house

many birds are grey                                     sometimes hard to tell apart

grey is the color of my                      true love’s eyes

grey is often the shadow                              of brightly colored things

 songs can be grey

a mood can be grey

a memory can be grey


grey holds everything                                  only holds it a little lighter

Note:  I selected this poem blindly.  I first posted it on May 23, 2014, the day after my Son's last birthday, still alive, but sick.  I was just beginning to know the meaning of my greatest pain.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

August 14, 2016 The Sunday Whirl, Sunday's Whirligig, Poets United Poets Pantry/ When I was Dead

When I was Dead

my casket lays in view      the shoreline is as it always has been      teeming with life

i am but a corpse now        i've always wondered                   what would that be like

the casket rough-hewn       made by hand                          white sails again a blue sky

wearing my best italian shoes     a sunsuit just right for travel          my death is recent

all is new to me          i don't know what is expected         i stand apart from the others



the brook babbles               dashing over rocks                                 clashing in its' bed

on its' way to the sea     everyone seems to be going somewhere      pushing and shoving

i'll be staying right here        my journey over                                    i met the challenge

as best i could                       no more typos                               no more misspelled words

as i have received no instructions      i will stand silent      trusting in time all will be clear



the chips remain on the table         the game over                                 my mood dour

laying in the sun                             i am toasted                                    roasted

i never liked tanning                       i turn over                                       stretch

exhale                                              rays burn i rest                  on the crook of my arm

my death was not the result of a bullet                    instead it was the slimy thing i ate

August 14, 2016

















Wednesday, August 10, 2016

August 10, 2016 dVerse/Blue

Blue

what is this blue of which you speak     the north window          revealed an indigo blue

the blue of the mountains           taos mountain in the middle             standing patiently

the mother mountain   watching over the people of the valley           above a lighter blue

cerulean blue      draped among the white spongy clouds of summer     the same blue 

                                                                                                                    as the egg


i wear around my neck                 holds a lock of your hair                near my heart

as common as any other heart       found in a human's breast           still that magical blue

the blue of the new born            the blue that floats on green              the color of your eyes

when you came close for me to see    my eyes to your's       brown into blue/blue into brown




the bay a marine blue                  the sky too                                         the sky melts

dissolves into the bay            stir them with an old blue spoon            there is no difference

the sky a marine blue                 the bay is too                                      which comes first




the chicken or the egg              a small robin's egg blue                       daintily suspended

from a golden chain                  the white sails of boats                           dot the bay

like a string of pearls              the scene i witnessed                         as my plane descended

into the forever blue afternoon       blue present/blue past                        blue forever

the end of my life                      as i had known it                                    forever blue




you waited for me       sleeping in a lavender-blue dream                        along the path 

roses bloomed                            blue-violet                                               in our hearts

we prepared your deep blue shroud        pulled joseph's blue coat       tight under your chin




at home on the mesa                   the sky the darkest blue                      a storm threatens                
lighting flashes                   1 – 2 - 3 – 4  the sound of thunder               wakes the dead

together they rise up          and begin to hum the saddest blue tune            the thirsty earth

swallowes the song                     like rain                                               quenches the thirst

and colors inside the lines      all the colors of blue                    a blue rainbow for chagalle

lost in his dreams of blue...    sometimes the whole world       hums the same sad blue tune

August 10, 2016
















August 10, 2016 dVerse/Blue

Blue

what is this blue of which you speak     the north window          revealed an indigo blue

the blue of the mountains           taos mountain in the middle             standing patiently

the mother mountain   watching over the people of the valley           above a lighter blue

cerulean blue      draped among the white spongy clouds of summer     the same blue 

                                                                                                                    as the egg


i wear around my neck                 holds a lock of your hair                near my heart

as common as any other heart       found in a human's breast           still that magical blue

the blue of the new born            the blue that floats on green              the color of your eyes

when you came close for me to see    my eyes to your's       brown into blue/blue into brown




the bay a marine blue                  the sky too                                         the sky melts

dissolves into the bay            stir them with an old blue spoon            there is no difference

the sky a marine blue                 the bay is too                                      which comes first




the chicken or the egg              a small robin's egg blue                       daintily suspended

from a golden chain                  the white sails of boats                           dot the bay

like a string of pearls              the scene i witnessed                         as my plane descended

into the forever blue afternoon       blue present/blue past                        blue forever

the end of my life                      as i had known it                                    forever blue




you waited for me       sleeping in a lavender-blue dream                        along the path 

roses bloomed                            blue-violet                                               in our hearts

we prepared your deep blue shroud        pulled joseph's blue coat       tight under your chin




at home on the mesa                   the sky the darkest blue                      a storm threatens                
lighting flashes                   1 – 2 - 3 – 4  the sound of thunder               wakes the dead

together they rise up          and began to hum the saddest blue tune            the thirsty earth

swallowes the song                     like rain                                               quenches the thirst

and colors inside the lines      all the colors of blue                    a blue rainbow for chagalle

lost in his dreams of blue...    sometimes the whole world       hums the same sad blue tune

August 10, 2016
















August 10, 2016 dVerse/Blue

Blue

what is this blue of which you speak     the north window          revealed an indigo blue

the blue of the mountains           taos mountain in the middle             standing patiently

the mother mountain   watching over the people of the valley           above a lighter blue

cerulean blue      draped among the white spongy clouds of summer     the same blue 

                                                                                                                    as the egg


i wear around my neck                 holds a lock of your hair                near my heart

as common as any other heart       found in a human's breast           still that magical blue

the blue of the new born            the blue that floats on green              the color of your eyes

when you came close for me to see    my eyes to your's       brown into blue/blue into brown




the bay a marine blue                  the sky too                                         the sky melts

dissolves into the bay            stir them with an old blue spoon            there is no difference

the sky a marine blue                 the bay is too                                      which comes first




the chicken or the egg              a small robin's egg blue                       daintily suspended

from a golden chain                  the white sails of boats                           dot the bay

like a string of pearls              the scene i witnessed                         as my plane descended

into the forever blue afternoon       blue present/blue past                        blue forever

the end of my life                      as i had known it                                    forever blue




you waited for me       sleeping in a lavender-blue dream                        along the path 

roses bloomed                            blue-violet                                               in our hearts

we prepared your deep blue shroud        pulled joseph's blue coat       tight under your chin



at home on the mesa                   the sky the darkest blue                      a storm threatens                
lighting flashes                   1 – 2 - 3 – 4  the sound of thunder               wakes the dead

together they rise up          and began to hum the saddest blue tune            the thirsty earth

swallowes the song                     like rain                                               quenches the thirst

and colors inside the lines      all the colors of blue                    a blue rainbow for chagalle

lost in his dreams of blue...    sometimes the whole world       hums the same sad blue tune

August 10, 2016
















August 10, 2016 dVerse/Blue

Blue

what is this blue of which you speak     the north window          revealed an indigo blue

the blue of the mountains           taos mountain in the middle             standing patiently

the mother mountain   watching over the people of the valley           above a lighter blue

cerulean blue      draped among the white spongy clouds of summer     the same blue 

                                                                                                                    as the egg


i wear around my neck                 holds a lock of your hair                near my heart

as common as any other heart       found in a human's breast           still that magical blue

the blue of the new born            the blue that floats on green              the color of your eyes

when you came close for me to see    my eyes to your's       brown into blue/blue into brown




the bay a marine blue                  the sky too                                         the sky melts

dissolves into the bay            stir them with an old blue spoon            there is no difference

the sky a marine blue                 the bay is too                                      which comes first




the chicken or the egg              a small robin's egg blue                       daintily suspended

from a golden chain                  the white sails of boats                           dot the bay

like a string of pearls              the scene i witnessed                         as my plane descended

into the forever blue afternoon       blue present/blue past                        blue forever

the end of my life                      as i had known it                                    forever blue




you waited for me       sleeping in a lavender-blue dream                        along the path 

roses bloomed                            blue-violet                                               in our hearts

we prepared your deep blue shroud        pulled joseph's blue coat       tight under your chin



at home on the mesa                   the sky the darkest blue                      a storm threatens                

lighting flashes                   1 – 2 - 3 – 4  the sound of thunder               wakes the dead

together they rise up          and began to hum the saddest blue tune            the thirsty earth

swallowes the song                     like rain                                               quenches the thirst

and colors inside the lines      all the colors of blue                    a blue rainbow for chagalle

lost in his dreams of blue...    sometimes the whole world       hums the same sad blue tune

August 10, 2016
















August 10, 2016 dVerse/Blue

Blue

what is this blue of which you speak     the north window          revealed an indigo blue

the blue of the mountains           taos mountain in the middle             standing patiently

the mother mountain   watching over the people of the valley           above a lighter blue

cerulean blue      draped among the white spongy clouds of summer     the same blue 

                                                                                                                    as the egg


i wear around my neck                 holds a lock of your hair                near my heart

as common as any other heart       found in a human's breast           still that magical blue

the blue of the new born            the blue that floats on green              the color of your eyes

when you came close for me to see    my eyes to your's       brown into blue/blue into brown




the bay a marine blue                  the sky too                                         the sky melts

dissolves into the bay            stir them with an old blue spoon            there is no difference

the sky a marine blue                 the bay is too                                      which comes first




the chicken or the egg              a small robin's egg blue                       daintily suspended

from a golden chain                  the white sails of boats                           dot the bay

like a string of pearls              the scene i witnessed                         as my plane descended

into the forever blue afternoon       blue present/blue past                        blue forever

the end of my life                      as i had known it                                    forever blue




you waited for me       sleeping in a lavender-blue dream                        along the path 

roses bloomed                            blue-violet                                               in our hearts

we prepared your deep blue shroud        pulled joseph's blue coat       tight under your chin



at home on the mesa                   the sky the darkest blue                      a storm threatens                

lighting flashes                   1 – 2 - 3 – 4  the sound of thunder               wakes the dead

together they rise up          and began to hum the saddest blue tune            the thirsty earth

swallowes the song                     like rain                                               quenches the thirst

and colors inside the lines      all the colors of blue                    a blue rainbow for chagalle

lost in his dreams of blue...    sometimes the whole world           hums the same sad blue tune

August 10, 2016