New Poem: Blue

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Blue

The far sky
the deep night
the deep ocean
deep throat
the sound of
sadness
the colour of
elsewhere
the damned hue
within
that will not
out.

(c) KB 2013

 

Radiolab on lack of blue in any ancient texts here;
Charlie Byrd playing ‘Blues for Night People’ here;
Still no one can tell me why it’s called ‘the blues.’

 

 


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  1. barry taylor

    it could be related to the fact that light blue is the colour used to portray the sin of slothfulness–and the roots of sloth are in sadness and despair rather than laziness as it is now often understood–why light blue? well, lust which is unbridled passion and zeal is characterized by deep blue–sloth perhaps being the opposite of zeal for life—so perhaps there is a tenuous link here?

  2. KB

    Good theory – I like that a lot (see also this article Luke Sital-Singh posted on Twitter) but it still leaves me wondering about the next step back: why is zeal characterised by deep blue?!