Feeling Blue

Cerulean blue of Nebraska’s sky
darker hues linked to lonesome blues

Great blue herons on blue-green lakes
waves of blue on sea-sand’s surf

Blue moons are full, but not really blue
bluebells are mostly purple

Beale Street blues smooth Memphis nights
“Blue days are gone” Ella sings

Touch of blue on wings of mallards
Blue lagoon, blue balloon

Bluegrass banjo in bluegrass country
blueberries, blue jays, blue jeans

Blue, a universe of hues,
blue, an overtone of views

Colors seen with,
moods expressed through
my own blue eyes

Learn more about blue moons here.
Compliment this poem with previous posts,
Blue Skies Above and Singing with Ella Fitzgerald.

Bottom photo courtesy of Pixabay.


9 thoughts on “Feeling Blue

  1. Blue has been “my color” as long as I can recall. Somewhere in midlife I realized purple was a close second, and I delight when I find a bit of purple infused in otherwise blue skies, blue fabrics, etc. Love your Blue view: “an overtone of views”. Maybe because we have blue eyes we see blue where others perhaps cannot?

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    1. I liked the “Blue, a universe of hues, Blue, an overtone of views”, too! And I love seeing so many layers uncovered in a single word that might seem simple, but has hidden depths to it. Thank you for sharing your spectrum of blues with us.

      As an aside, I used to wonder if people who had two different color eyes, say, one blue, one brown, “see” things differently…

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      1. Thank you for your kind words, EW. You pose an interesting question. I know some people whose eye color changes depending on what they are wearing. I will ask and see. 🙂


    2. That could be, Jazz. I think purple has always been “my color” but blue is a close second. When I was about to turn six, my mom asked me what kind of cake I want and I said, “Purple!”. She made it for me! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. May you have blue skies today.

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