Rhapsody in Blue Ink

By Pablo Perez [CC-BY-SA-3] via Wikimedia Commons5

 

 

 

 

 

 

To pour a poem onto page
select a well of ink
try one with mood
or brooding shrewd
perhaps a wistful ilk

Some brands can have a tad of fear
or fourteen heartbeats loud
to use it in
a pulse of sin
and flash from thundercloud

Some others mix in seasonings
and oil to give it pace
or hints of blood
in dirty mud
with perspiration paste

My ink is just a quiet thing
I buy it off the shelf
unaltered, bland
and nothing grand
a simple liquid self

57 thoughts on “Rhapsody in Blue Ink

      • Beware of bloggers bearing platitudes 😮. Your prose was an entity unto itself. Beginning, middle, and definitive end. With stanzas 1&4; or 2&3 , you could have stopped there. My Kipling reference was to try an instigate further ‘uplifting’ goal. Ol’ Kip would explain the harsh reality, but usually left you on the upswing – something to strive for.

  1. I tried to find one or two lines I loved more so than the others…but they all fit so perfectly…I could not. I shall simply say….this is masterfully done…sublimely expressed… I stand in admiration of your talent my good sir…

    • Ha! If only wistful was that easy hollyanne (:
      I wonder how long it will take handwriting to die out entirely People such as you or I might become sought-after translators of ancient texts circa 1960.

    • Goodness! A commission to write a poem! First ever! No promises but as soon as I scrub all the ink off my fingers from this last effort I’ll put some thought into it. A lovely compliment n-l and I acknowledge it and thank you.

    • That’s me, Mike The Fearless Poet! Well, maybe not but versatility (yes, intended) is a good quality to keep ones readers from becoming bored. I am glad that you approve and thank you for stopping by.

  2. This reads out loud so well, and simplicity in my experience tends to accompany authenticity.

    I also keep it simple, but I have to admit a fetish for the smell of Sumi ink and even have some incense made with it, but when it comes to writing, I’ll make my mark with anything that comes to hand. 😊

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