Fragmentary Blue

Rating: 3.0
Why make so much of fragmentary blue
In here and there a bird, or butterfly,
Or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye,
When heaven presents in sheets the solid hue?

Since earth is earth, perhaps, not heaven (as yet)--
Though some savants make earth include the sky;
And blue so far above us comes so high,
It only gives our wish for blue a whet.
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COMMENTS
Canada 23 February 2018
This is such a great work. Honestly, I dislike blue, but there are such phrases here that I never thought of to describe the color.
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Dawn Fuzan 13 May 2014
Robert This is a good poem, keep it up
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Stephen W 27 March 2013
The poem should be interpreted literally. It is a comment on the odd quirks of the human psyche. Absolutely brilliant insight.
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* Sunprincess * 26 October 2012
wow..i love the appeal of blue..it is a special colour..fabulous.. :)
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Andrew Hoellering 23 June 2009
The poem is platonic, with its suggestion that we we see on earth is a mere shadow or reflection of a transcendental reality beyond our reach.
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