So Blue ~ quadrille

So Blue

On her first visit,
I took her to the lake
and the river, of course,
and she marveled.

How could they be so blue?

That river, those lakes,
both great and small,
were my home, and so simply
how they were meant to be.

This is my response to Quadrille #107 – Blue Monday
the prompt from Kim at dVersePoets Pub, which is to use the word blue
in a 44-word poem, with no required meter or rhyme.

Images
Lake Erie at Buffalo, New York
The Whirlpool in the Niagara River Gorge
(click each to see larger image in new tab)

39 thoughts on “So Blue ~ quadrille

  1. The sky is the painter, the sea is canvas; contrast a blue lagoon to a frigid fiord, a shallow pond to the gray-black of the North Atlantic. See you’ve got my imagination reeling.

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  2. Lovely photos of Lake Erie and The Whirlpool, Ken, but they don’t do justice to the wonderfully vivid capture of a moment in your quadrille. I agree with Glenn and Merril, about water reflecting the sky. I live very close to water, the local dyke, the river, the Norfolk Broads and the North Sea, and I experienced that awe the first time I came here, and it hasn’t left – ‘simply how they were meant to be’.

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    • Thank you, Kim. I now live near the Missouri River. It, and the rivers and streams that feed it, are muddy, and the blue sky really struggles to be reflected. But even a brown or green river can sparkle in the sun. The lakes, of course, are different. They love the blue sky. That blue is one of the things that draws me to water.

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    • Thank you.
      But are you sure about “more amazing?” 😉
      When I lived in Western New York, I often visited Fort Niagara at Youngstown, so I could search for beach glass on the shore of Lake Ontario. I always had my camera with me, because a clear day would offer a view of the Toronto skyline, 40 miles across the lake. Now that was pretty impressive.

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