Sunday, 22 September 2013

Considering Blue...

17:40:00 Posted by Shaun Brookes , , 4 comments

Blue is the colour of The Beautiful South
and the swear words to help you know Alice
it is power and sadness that combined with gold
makes a green known for envy and malice.

Blue is the tone of the angry dark sky,
It is ice cool, it is sirens and cops
It is powerful waterfalls, quaint garden birds
it is seasides and strutting peacocks.

Blue is the colour of comfortable jeans
It is water- half the surface of Earth
We attach it to boys and their violent toys
Yet it's the shade that they chose for the Smurfs.

Lapis Lazuli, Sapphire, alcopops
All the valuable things- Chelsea's football socks
For the old to the new- there's a fashionable blue
Whether sex pills or willow plate pots. 

To a wonderful hue then, wherever you find it
From the oceans right up to the skies
Build a tapestry quilt from the various shades,
For we all need some blue in our lives. 

Thanks for reading, S


Colin Davies said...

And at 4-1 the colour of Manchester.

Blue moon

And a nice post.

Ashley R Lister said...

Love it.

Lisa Kelly said...

This is one of my favourite poems I've read in ages. Love it in so many ways!

Becky hill said...

Blue is the feeling that we all know. And blue are those movies that them raunchy shops like to show but most of all Blue is for this poem written so well and I thought you should know!

Great one love it xx