Summer Blues

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Summer Blues
Or, Where Terra Meets Celeste in Places I Have Loved

In this part of Utah
Pink and blue
In my part of Colorado
Blue and white
In my Minnesota prairie home
Green and gray
And intermittent endless blue.

4 Comments

  1. Nice, Julia. This poem brought two things to mind:

    Regina Spektor’s “Blue Lips”: http://youtu.be/ccZuKOTb6ug (RS has been getting lots of playtime from me lately; see also “Laughing With” http://youtu.be/-pxRXP3w-sQ)

    Also, another poem that I just discovered and have read several times a day this week–Marie Ponsot’s “From the Fountain at Vauclue.” The color blue winds its way through the piece, but it only reminded me of your poem this morning because I was copying down the line “Unknown, central, central, earth-old, blue, blue.” But I think you’d enjoy the entire poem. I can’t find it anywhere online, but it’s in her volume of collected poems, “Springing:New and Selected Poems” or “Admit Impediment,” which was published in 1981. It’s longish but worth it–themes of gender socialization and power.

    • Love Regina Spektor! But I haven’t actually listened to much of her stuff. So thanks for these tips. And I added the poetry book to my reading list. School starts (for the kids) next week, which means I start more intensively homeschooling myself 🙂 And there’s a beautiful library I need to get better acquainted with here in my new town!

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