gone to blue

should they ask,

I have gone to blue,
I have gone to green stillnesses,
to the bright-lipped lake
where the reeds still recall

that the wanting is often
greater than ever the having,
and that some days the rift
is only the start
of a different-directioned journey

so should they ask,

I have gone back,
back to the tranquilities,
back to the waters as they were,
and as they may someday be

tell them I have gone to blue

© Sarah Whiteley

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5 thoughts on “gone to blue

  1. Superb poem, Sarah. I love the lines : when the reeds recall that the wanting is often greater than ever the having. I have gone to blue as opening and ending line is excellent .
    Groetjes, Francina

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