A Word About Blue (... well more than one word)
So many ways to look at the word blue. Honestly, until you stop to think about it, you never really appreciate its context. You could do this for any color to find out what each color represents, or how used.
There are bluebell plants that are a sight to behold, and did you know the bluebell is protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981). The species was also listed on Schedule 8 of the Act in 1998, which makes trading in wild bluebell bulbs and seeds an offence. This legislation was designed to protect bluebell from unscrupulous bulb collectors who supply garden centers.
Blue also denotes sadness, being troubled. confused, sad.
The sky overhead can sometimes have varying shades of blue.
Sometimes, when doing laundry, with white clothes we tend to use bluing.
The male butterfly is generally blue.
Once in a blue moon, meaning, something will happen that is very rare in nature.
There are songs with the title having the word blue in them. Blue Moon, Blue Moon of Kentucky and Blue Velvet,andBlue Eyes Crying In The Rain, just to mention a few. (There are 87 total)
A person's skin can turn blue when they stop breathing, or perhaps in a moment of panic.
There are blue rubber balls, rhe Union Army was dressed in blue, pants and shirgts can be blue. The ocean and seas can have that pristine blue to it (though more commonly referred to as sea-green),
Heat, when applied to metal can give off a grayish blue finish.
Back in the fities and mid-sixties, a term "Blue Movies" was coined to denote sexual pornogaphic scenes which then (at least in the fifties) were called soft-core porn.
Then there are the different forms of blue in language. Bleu (old French), blar (old Norse), blawen (old English) and practically everyone's favorite, blueberry (English).
Blue also comes with many different names when used to explain its actual color at the time. Cobalt, sapphire, ultramarine, navy, indigo, turquoise, and aquamarine.
On the color spectrum, blue is between green and violet.
Blue can mean many things to many people, that is depending how you look at it. Blue represents both the sky and the sea, and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity. Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, heaven, and intelligence.
As you can see, being blue isn't really such a bad thing after all.
There will be a test Tuesday.
Deaths Grasp on the Human Brain
orange fades along the green
of whispered broken memories
i wander and wonder of how
pink stardust loses it’s luster so fast
heal to heal
eyelids to cheek
when was there a time not spoken in misery melodies?
blue touches my shoulders
grazing it’s cold teeth along my barren skin
grazing it's claws down
down to my heart
“do you remember me, old friend?”
Hear me out! I just want you to listen up because here’s a story,
About a little guy,
That lives in a blue world.
butterfly b l u e
it’s ten in the morning
you’re crying again.
you’re blue as a butterfly,
you bathe in your rain.
told you not to get comfortable
in that pain,
passing time rarely changes
if you stay the same.
let me remind you
of how pretty the heights were
when you flew them
you promised you’d try to
spread these w i n g s
it hurts me, given the thought
that we’re possibly not meant to be
but you let me go without a fight
when did you stop loving me?
i cannot bear to think of you, and how
your hands are a place i call home
how am i to think you ever cared, given
the lack of aching for me that you’ve shown?
the night we parted as lovers
you painted me in shades of blue
each day it gets a little darker, does the
sun no longer shine for you too?
to idolize the sky
Neurons reign sporadically, inspecting my emotions,
Causing me to wonder why my eyes emit such oceans...
When I think with harshened logic, I conceptualize devotions
With opposing giddy highs slingshot from haggard sinking lows
And they’re wrapped up nice and pretty, with bespeckled little bows,
But the insides are all wrong; born of hunger, born of pain,
And the pedestal is solitary; marbled by the rain.
drowns us out
coloring an ocean
while we swim
Lighter then you think.
When you are feeling blue, the darkest of blues there is
I know you feel it deep within, a never ending blue river of pain
Remember that just like you, blue has so many shades
It does not need to be the darkest of them all
Think of a deep blue lake, one where you could relax
Imagine this is a glittering light blue, the kind of colour that makes you feel warm inside
Imagine yourself right there, starting to feel that warmth
Let the lighter shade take over, let the deep dark blue drain away.
they told me i could grow a little world in a bottle if i tried hard enough.
so i poured in the soil and tossed in the seeds, conjured a rainstorm out of a watering can.
but nothing ever happened.
the bottle sits on a desk, frosted glass, a fragment that remains dead and blue.
today i made an escape.
an escape far far away.
not once did i look back
because i didn't want to stay.
but something creeps behind me
something fearfully blue.
the further i ran, the bigger it grew.
its familiar, sad to say,
but i guess its really true
that you can't run away
from that something big and blue.