Blue Lady Blue


Painting by Heinrich Vogeler Sehnsucht (Traumerei) c1900

Dreary morning veiled in white
from darkest night
at break of day
she comes to pray

for hope, for healing grace, for peace
for hate to cease
for love’s pure balm
to bring us calm

from endless nights of terror’s rage
to turn this page
of history
to set us free.

What are you thinking Lady Blue
as you peruse
horizon’s wake
this bleak daybreak?

is your fair lover ‘cross the sea
oh could it be
that your heart yearns
for their return?

or is it wanderlust’s appeal
seeking to steal
your soul away
this break of day?

kat ~ 8 July 2016

A couple of Minute Poems for Jane Daugherty’s writing prompt, “Daybreak” and the painting you see above.

The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic meter. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff.


29 responses to “Blue Lady Blue

%d bloggers like this: