Friday, March 8, 2013

the side effects of blue



the side effects of blue
mimic bloomberg and coffee, as a radio
tosses satellite notes ( folgers classic)
i long for a sunburnt room
maraschinos cherries floating
a seaform tumbler and
sand in wet places - yes, a desert
in heat

i never thought
of you as a rain drop, i have
never seen you as grey - my
thinking is river, its delta under a summer spell
grey holds
undercurrents of drama without release, without
resolve - i prefer life bared
wide open
under the side effects of
blue

bkmackenzie
copyrighted 2013

Painting by Diane Leonard

15 comments:

  1. It's funny the things that remind us other people...and how beautifully you express them.

    I wrote of blue not too long ago..

    http://talonted.blogspot.ca/2013/02/blue-traces.html

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    1. Yes I am so ready for Blue. Glad we connected again the last year has been crazy for me will check out your Blue..,bkm

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  2. oh my. MAN I WISH I HAD WRITTEN THIS!!! ur just so good...darn you.

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    1. Thx much Michael your comments inspire...bkm

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  3. Blues happens--my favorite color of ALL! Most everything I wear is a hue of blue.

    In this exquisite poem, I found the word undercurrents might relate to most lines. Even as I relived swimming the Ohio River, was aware always of currents under, sometimes opposite to those visible at surface...a memory. Thank You, Barbara!

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    1. Glad I picked your favorite color. Have a beautiful weekend...bkm

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  4. my
    thinking is river, its delta under a summer spell...very cool lines...and i def prefer life bared open....ha...smiles.

    have a lovely weekend bk

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  5. Ahhh, sun burnt room under desert blue sky, grey dramas bared in heat. Your writing just takes me away.

    And Bloomberg should be banned.

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    1. So glad you can get away from it all here...Bloomberg is axed...bkm

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  6. Very seasonal. When will winter end?

    Although I am only commenting on this poem I have spent a lovely part of my morning perusing your site.

    Cheers,

    Mark Butkus

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    1. Thank you Mark. I am returning to writing with frequency after a year of matters that have kept me away... Thank you for taking a tour...bkm

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  7. excellence - these reveals the true heart of poetry - very free very cool!

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    1. Thank you Dear Monk always remember hockey is poetry on ice...bkm

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