Linda Studley

Can't Put the Pen Down…

Soft Blue


The sky is such a soft blue today,
like watercolour seeping from a loaded brush,
creeping across the horizon.
If I could I would lay my head
down upon its lap,
close my eyes, and drift
eider clouds tickling my nose
as they scud past.

I’d look down at naked poplars,
their skritchy-scratchy calligraphic limbs akimbo;
mute supplicants awaiting the slow explosion
of green ruffles and pollen confetti.
A time-lapse collapse into rustling
sighs but oh, my,
the sky is such a soft blue today.

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5 thoughts on “Soft Blue

  1. You are making me homesick for blue sky, my guy and my dog.

  2. You are making me homesick!

  3. Lovely words. xo

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