Blue where water meets the sky,
beyond the space where spirits fly
to dance upon a snowy crest
of waves, indigo and azure dressed–
and there the seabirds drift, serene,
and there I watch—for past has been—
strangely content to view this blue.
A quadrille for dVerse, where Kim asked us to use the word blue. This day started as a blue Monday with a poetry rejection in my in-box, but then I went for a walk in the beautiful morning, which cheered me up. I already wrote my Monday Morning Musings and used the same photo above. BUT–it’s just too perfect not to use again. So, I’m posting twice today, and with the same photo.
A quadrille is a dVerse form of exactly 44 words in any style. I chose to rhyme today.
That first couplet is gorgeous, a lovely rhythm.
And you remind me that I didn’t see your musings this morning. I’ll look tomorrow. It’s bedtime here 🙂
Aww–thank you! Sweet dreams. I’m finishing up some work before dinner here.
Wonderful, Merril… And here I thought I’d beat you to this week’s Quadrille challenge! I started and stopped and then got stuck because what I want to write, won’t come through.
I’ve decided to leave and come back later 🙂
Thanks, Dale. I wasn’t sure if I was going to do this prompt, but it just flowed, so. . .and I saw yours this morning. 😀
Glad you did…
And glad you did! 😉
You had me at “beyond the space where spirits fly to dance upon a snowy crest of waves”. I, too, have stared at the horizon at the seashore; great for meditating.
Thank you very much, Glenn. It is mesmerizing to stare at the horizon, especially at the sea–though the river will do. 😏
That photo should be shared again and again and again! It’s gorgeous, Merril! Sorry about the rejection. Who sends a rejection on a Monday! Boo!
Thank you very much, Jill! 😀
and there I watch—for past has been—
I love the feeling of this…
Thank you very much, Dwight!
Those last words, ” I watch—for past has been—
strangely content to view this blue” placed me right in the blue zone of flow that I love and also am strangely content to watch from. Lovely poem!
Aww–thank you so much, Victoria! What a lovely comment!
Gorgeously rendered! 💝 I love; “beyond the space where spirits fly to dance upon a snowy crest of waves.” Happy Eighth dVerse Anniversary, Merril 😀
Thank you so much! Happy dVerse anniversary to you, too!
Thanks. Enjoy! 😀
What a lovely piece. I especially like this line: “of waves, indigo and azure dressed”
Thank you so much, Clara, for your very kind words.
Thank you for being such a part of my day (guess I woke up correctly for once). I appreciate your expressions. I enjoyed your ghosts on the tips of waves, dancing.
Thank you so much for your kind comment! I guess if ghosts were out on the water, that’s what they’d do. 😏
Lovely piece this, – the use of the parenthetical ‘for past has been’ – so late in the verse, gives such a resigned melancholy undertone to this lyrical piece – and all in 44 words!.
Thank you, Peter. I appreciate your close reading and very kind words!
The poem is beautiful and so is that photo, Merril. Just lovely.
Thank you so much, Luanne! ❤️
Those rejections always hurt. This is lovely, and of course the photo. Azure and indigo make for fine garments. (K)
Thank you very much, Kerfe. 😀
Just looking at the photo instilled peace and then you went on and put that feeling into words. So pretty and relaxing, Merril.
What a kind comment. Thank you so much!
Beautifully descriptive. I loved it.
That is very kind. Thank you, Beverly.
Quite serene. And I love the photo too.
Thank you so much, Linda.
I love the joys and contentment from seeing all the shades of blue.
Thank you, Grace.
Beautiful photo and incredible poem. Thank you for both!
Thank you very much!
The photo has the most remarkable gradations of blue. The light must have been just right and you must have been standing at just the right angle to capture it. Your quadrille does the blue scene justice. I know the feeling of contentment to just view the blue; I experience it on the southern coast of Maine. I’m sorry to hear about your rejection. It’s always a bummer to start off the day with a rejection.
Thank you so much, Liz. I think I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time for the photo, as I do not really know anything about photography.
A serendipitous moment? I’m glad you took advantage of it! The photo is incredible.
I’m so sorry about the Monday rejection, Merril, I’ve had a few of them myself recently, but glad you had a beautiful morning walk. The photo is stunning – I can’t get over all the shades of blue, the ripples and the plant, so out-of-place green. I love your word-portrait of the scene, especially:
‘Blue where water meets the sky,
beyond the space where spirits fly’
‘…there the seabirds drift, serene’.
I would also be ‘strangely content to view this blue’.
Thank you very much, Kim. I appreciate your kind words and close reading!
Blue in all its intensity
Beautiful! Loved this one!
Thank you so much!
Air And Water
Thanks so much, Katie!
Sometimes things are too good not to use again. Beauty sound be celebrated, and you’ve definitely captured it with your words and choice of photo.
Here’s to plenty more inspiration, whether it be blue Mondays, or fuschia Fridays. Thank you for sharing. 🙂
Thank you very much. I appreciate your kind words.
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