Friday, May 22, 2015

The Blue of You...

 Another wikem.
Blue:The modern English word blue comes from Middle English bleu or blewe, from the Old French bleu, a word of Germanic origin, related to the Old High German word blao.[2] The clear sky and the deep sea appear blue because of an optical effect known as Rayleigh scattering. When sunlight passes through the atmosphere, the blue wavelengths are scattered more widely by the oxygen and nitrogen molecules, and more blue comes to our eyes. Rayleigh scattering also explains blue eyes; there is no blue pigment in blue eyes. Distant objects appear more blue because of another optical effect called atmospheric perspective. Wikipedia

You stun in sweep of sanguine sky,
And splay in surge of sea
Mirrored like summer in blue eyes
Then caught inside of me

You wander where the fence-line curves
And dips toward the lane
Your bachelor-button vim and verve
Cups canticles of rain

You linger lonely in the dusk
Then light the wick of dawn
You bend the air when breeze is brusque
With dust of days long gone

You drench the waves that wash the graves
Of July-jilted dreams
And drape your denim-tenured gaze
Through yesterday's requiems

You clothe the sprawling afternoon
That always disappears
Into the fabric of your swoon
Like forget-me-not tears

© Janet Martin


  1. Replies
    1. :) a word with endless possibilities. thank-you for taking the time to find the topics for the rest of us merely to enjoy!

  2. Wikipedia and I are truly humbled by your poetry, Janet :-)
    You don't need any prompts, and I'm very grateful for your support of wikems.

    1. thank-you! I love them. I missed last week's due to broken internet, sick hubby and a lot of yard work...hubby and internet are feeling a much better, thankfully, and yard work is a sort of heaven-splash so I don't mind:)


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