Ode To The Blue Nighttime Sky
Author: Pondering Red


I walk under the short railway bridge,
on my way home,
into another land, it seems.

And on this particular night,
the blue sky colour is magnificent.
This is a blue of the in and out breath,
the flow of life -
deep blue tranquility -
There are no words for this hue of blue I see,
no stars, no moon,
perhaps city lights from many streets away
have blended and added to this colour.

Is the blue like the waters
of the Caribbean and Mediterranean seas ?
or like some blue garden flowers -
larkspur, bluebells, veronica or iris ?

Is it close to the colour of lapus lazuli,
a rock, whose powder was used
as eye shadow by Cleopatra -
blue royalty,
blue authority,
royal blue -
not quite...

Could the colour be in between medium and dark blue ?,
or the colour of a fine blue sapphire ?

The sky is clear,
a vast expanse of blue that
holds the delicious scent of childhood.

It is an experience
of many senses
for me ..
the feeling
of magical tranquility.

This blue nighttime sky colour
cannot be captured with a camera
or my words.

It is deep within
my daughters' eyes.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Tarna ( -- Friday, January 9 2009, 04:41 pm

colour captured

It is hard to capture the colour of the evening sky. But you do it well in your writing.. I see my self standing in the back yard looking up contemplating along side you...

Your daughter's eyes must be beautiful....
great magical writing ...
Ponderng Red ( -- Saturday, January 17 2009, 02:14 pm

thank you Tarna

Thanks. I always appreciate your comments. They mean alot to me.
AFentutty ( -- Thursday, May 16 2013, 08:23 pm

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