From Blue to You

From Blue to You

I’ve always been your favorite color,
but I’m hers, as well, so your eyes
were a clincher for her. Remember
your first time together, a Chicago blues club?
Yeah, I see a lot of that. Hear it too.
But I saw none of that between the two of you.
No blues there. I didn’t even mind when you went
back to the Windy City for a jazz festival.
She was overcome when you introduced her
to my beauty in that magnificent lake,
when she saw my true depth. And the way
you two looked at those blue skies? Especially
the night sky and your talk of a blue nebula,
your love for each other that seems ever-expanding.
Thank you for that.

This poem is my response to Poetics: True Colors? – the prompt
from Mish at dVerse ~ Poets Pub, which is to write a poem the perspective of a color.

NGC 7023 – The Iris Nebula
© Tony Hallas via Astronomy Picture of the Day
Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
photo taken 02 September 2012

Dark Horse

Dark Horse

Little Blue Horses, Marc Franz (1911)

dark sky clouds equine forms
casting light

long day spent running wild
now resting

This is my response to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge #42: Tilus, a tilus inspired by Franz Marc’s Little Blue Horses
Tilus [tee-loo-hz] ~ 3 lines regarding nature, similar to haiku form
                                ~ syllable progression 6-3-1
                                ~ last line is a summation
Image source: Wikipedia