Thursday, March 23, 2006

Dream in blue

as day's heat seeps
from tiles and walls
rising into white
and charcoal darkness —
in the soft cradle
of the night,

rest easy
in the darkness
spreading over these
dense green hills,
let the night's cool air
wash your tired body
in sliding shadows
while darkness

listen for
under the leaves
that hang
thick and glinting
in the night,
for sounds of the dark,
of the rosy earth
and sleep
until the last star fades

until day
laps in
through the open window
in bright ribbons
blue and white
like a sea
cresting the sill —
gather yourself
as the gathering heat
leans upon the hill,
as the air
grows thick
and blue mist blooms
over the trees —

rise now —
blue day awaits!


Blogger Cherie! said...

Lovely. I like the thought behind your poetry writing exercise.Must try it :)

3/23/2006 11:47 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Your writing, so seemingly effortless, so beautiful, so inspiring!

Almost a painterly wash today, darkness and light and the flow of your sensibility in the sensual flow of your words...

3/23/2006 12:43 PM  
Blogger snowsparkle said...

the atmosphere and imagery of this piece astounds me. i don't know how you seem to find the exact word combinations that evoke such feeling in me. thank you for waking my spirit from it's discontented slumber.

3/23/2006 4:12 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

You have outdone yourself
Wonderful imagery

3/23/2006 5:29 PM  
Blogger mermaid said...

Such reverence. She'd be proud.

3/23/2006 5:55 PM  
Blogger Sky said...

The images flow into a painting, restful at first, then move as a crescendo into the coming day.

I love "bright ribbons/blue and white/like a sea. The words ribbons and sea carry movement for me just as "laps" does above them.

The poem is so much about movement for me: dark to light, hot to cool, cool to heat, night to day, rest to rise. Your word selections are so extraordinary in image and motion. Fabulous!

3/23/2006 6:29 PM  
Blogger alan said...

Every day I look forward to coming here and being filled with awe!


3/24/2006 12:45 AM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Ah, if only I had an alarm clock that would read this to me...

At bedtime I'd have it read the first part slowly, until I drifted off to sleep...then, when I had to rise (if not shine) would have it read the last part, and repeat the last two lines until I got out of bed.

That would be SO much better than bbbbbuuuuuuuuzzzz.

Lovely, as always.

3/24/2006 4:23 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Thank you all for your kind words.

Lori, I'd love an alarm clock like that, too!

3/24/2006 11:43 AM  
Anonymous yllstonewolf said...

this is perfect. soothing and flowing, then sparkling with vitality. you're a wonderful wordsmith.

3/24/2006 11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The blue comes full circle. It seems to be the blanket of darkness but is winds up embracing the day.

4/06/2006 9:19 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Thanks, Anne.

TL, yes the blue permeates everything, is everywhere. Immersion. Dream in blue.

4/06/2006 12:08 PM  

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