Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Poem of the Week - from the blue

Selected by Pamela Sayers
This poem can be found at:

from the blue

sometimes I tire of reading, everything in blue
and choose an earthen stone
to ease this crusted mind
a blanket breath
of copper that begs this mortal heart
cast a shield
cast an armor from the blue
from all that is given or known of time

take passage, take a wisdom, take rest
in solitude of still
where a boundless sun
knows capture by a lady, a goddess of his own
with a virtues bail required
allowing life's repose - composed by harp of Lyra
to an ancient siren's song

(blue) awaiting

ransom by a Pharaoh
or a
wistful cloud that
drifts along


Lyra is a Northern Hemisphere constellation - the Lyre or Harp

posted for One Shoot Sunday - Photo by Sean McCormick
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  1. This poem takes an already magnificent image and forces the reader to look further, think deeper. I am a fan of BK MacKenzie, and this is a prime example of her cleverness.

  2. I agree with Kim...great write, bkm! Excited to see your work featured this week.

  3. bkm and Pamela,
    A lovely, peaceful poetic read.
    Very deserving to have been selected as Poem of the Week.
    Best wishes, Eileen

  4. Wonderful poem...Thanks for sharing ....

  5. BKM is an extremely talented poet well deserving of the spotlight.

  6. Incredibly beautiful......I especially love the "tiring of reading" blue, and taking a stone............wonderful writing!

  7. Thank you all so much for your kind comments....I am so glad this poem was chosen...thank you Pamela for selecting it....bkm


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