Blue

…Something in her eyes said
…Something in her smile did
And that something is ever new each day
Bluer and bluer as one kisses daybreak
Jaded or not, I'd be kept hidden
Beneath your wings
If so desired, lest I'll burn to ashes
Or be grilled by a thousand scorching eyes
The bluer I get, the higher I climb
To that missing ladder
As I inch my way to the pinnacle of your desire
Spent, satiated in the emissaries of life
The bluer I get

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Meggie, I also feel interpretation is never exactly as the poet intended as we all have different perceptions. Even as we are all poets, one poet may work with a narrow vision and be confined while another may have a vast vision for mankind. And some poets will be inbetween. Then is a poet writing for people who don't understand most poetry, or for other poets. I see your blue as scope, as the infinite of he bluest sky. Also you will be protected on your journey and you will find a key to break through to the infinite. You have certainly raised a forum Meggie with this one. Karin Anderson
Since the last of her six consecutive visitations, in Fatima, Portuga, on the 13th of the month, The Blessed Virgin has captured the Hearts & wonder of millions....To reach for the blue...to be wrapped in the blue....is to believe in the ultimate mysteries that challenge our faith, but that bring our mortal existence closer, and closer to her Son, and all that awaits us...if we believe it to be waiting for us. Very nice piece of work...Tho' a tad nebulous...but (imo) thats what makes poetics so much more educating & mind-exercising....Those threadings as thin as Angel-hair in a field of tall grass....Go find it...cuz' the effort was worth it! F j R 2009
Since the last of her six consecutive visitations, in Fatima, Portuga, on the 13th of the month, The Blessed Virgin has captured the Hearts & wonder of millions....To reach for the blue...to be wrapped in the blue....is to believe in the ultimate mysteries that challenge our faith, but that bring our mortal existence closer, and closer to her Son, and all that awaits us...if we believe it to be waiting for us. Very nice piece of work...Tho' a tad nebulous...but (imo) thats what makes poetics so much more educating & mind-exercising....Those threadings as thin as Angel-hair in a field of tall grass....Go find it...cuz' the effort was worth it! F j R 2009
To Ben Gieski.. Yes, you are very right then..this is my own interpretation.thanks for the very inspiring comments on this poem.Love you.. many thanks too to my dear freind, Greenwolfe 1962.He has helped me a lot, too in my poetry journey.
From : Ben Gieske (United States ;) To : Meggie Gultiano Date Time : 2/26/2009 3: 44: 00 PM (GMT -6: 00) Subject : Blue Meggie, I don't see anything that you need to change about BLUE. What I consider good poems, and I think many other great poets do the same, are those that are not immediately understood but which demand interpretation. The interpretation will vary from reader to reader and may not coincide with the poet's own meanings. Symbolism is usually used in these and everyone may not be familiar with that symbolism and thus may not understand the same meanings as the poet using them or any meaning at all. Your poem is good in that sense of provoking thought and being open to more than just one meaning. Keep writing. Ben
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