Bluegreen

Bluegreen

A Poem by D. Connolly
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Inspired by C Froman's "Wave on Wave"

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I come to you when I need to understand

Rocked by your gentle arms like a child

You never lie, no matter how painful the truth is

Acceptance ebbs slowly, as you've taught me

And I learn

Purifying my lungs with your salty caress

You carry my troubles away to the depths

And bring them back to me with new reflection

I emerge stronger than before

Reborn

And itchy with new skin


© 2017 D. Connolly



Author's Note

D. Connolly
About the blue green waters that I live by, that I seek for solace and wisdom

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There is such a sacred serenity in your words that just lifts the soul on the blue green waves. So beautifully voiced and alive with the warmth we all seek from one who loves us, who speaks life into us, and who desires us to become who we were meant to be. What an honor reading your inspiration!

Posted 1 Year Ago


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D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

thank-you, your poem stayed with me over the new year holiday and I thought of what the ocean means .. read more
An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Smiling and wanting the ocean to give you so much depth and pleasure and life in this new year.



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I like this. It had little whimsical in it.

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Thank-you Michael :)
This idea of "bluegreen" being personified is brilliantly done . . . it could be your water place, but it could be any outdoor place with green leaves & blue sky. I love the sensual descriptions of how this peaceful place feels & heals. The last two lines are very original & dynamic -- I can just feel oneself being itchy to get going again, after such a reprieve from the hassles of life!

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Hey Margiegirl!
The waves dashing and taking away the sorrows and giving an insight into life each day. What lovely would it be to live by the sea, that it a teacher, a friend and guide. I was swept away by your word play.

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

thank-you very much :)
Yes I can see the return and understand the wish to. And feel the serenity of the waves. That is the colour of the water in my favourite place on earth. A place called Luskyntyre on the Island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

I had to look that place up really fast, you're right, it is beautiful! I'm down south on one of the.. read more
Ken Simm.

1 Year Ago

The music of the waters does really lift the soul doesn't it? And you have done a perfect job of put.. read more
Ken Simm.

1 Year Ago

Except the water in the Hebrides is not very warm.
This sounds like the perfect therapy to me. To cleanse, rejuvenate and clear the fog. Lovely.

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

thank-you so much for your visit to my page :)
Ana Papaya

1 Year Ago

It was my pleasure!
Just floating in the sea when it's calm can be so relaxing. But I loved the humour in your last line. That itchy skin when the salt dries ......

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

I've been known to scratch myself to the point of injury LOL
Yes, it always save me too!
Water is amazing in many WAYS.

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Yes it always puts things into perspective for me
I think you're going in a good direction with this. The piece gets stronger as you go along - the ending is the best part. "And itchy with new skin" is my favorite line, but I feel like you could do without "Reborn." Also wondering about "Purifying my lungs with your salty caress" because wouldn't inhaling seawater lead to drowning? Just a little muddy with the imagery, but like I said, the ending is strong.

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

Thank-you for reading. I wasn't actually talking about inhaling the water, but the smell of the ocea.. read more
DaughterNature

1 Year Ago

I completely agree - love that smell!
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interesting anthropomorphising of the waters, their comfort similar to that of a parent's - can definitely feel the narrator's fondness and consolation found within these waters

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

thank-you very much
When I would have a lot going on with me, there's this place I would go to where I can just sit think and stare at the open sea. your poem took me there.
so peaceful.

Posted 1 Year Ago


D. Connolly

1 Year Ago

thank-you Pearl

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Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, FL



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