Scattered Vapor (Blue Side of Pale Series)

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Scattered Vapor (Blue Side of Pale Series)

Blue sky is a liar; her limits are blue
Her lies transmute fires that weld me to you

The sun brings to light every pigment we hide
Our surface perspires; misty deja-vu

The wind carries laughter, cool respite, rain’s scent
Nostalgia transpires; soil smelling of you

The earth turns away as my summer sun sets
Our shadows conspire to blend beyond view

To know is to love – is to hurt you, I fear
My love won’t expire; pain melds me to you

Whisper to the night, as blue-sky gathers lies
When your Bear retires, new moon guides us through.
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Written for dVerse Poetry Form: Ghazal, hosted by Grace this week. Other poets have contributed here.

4 thoughts on “Scattered Vapor (Blue Side of Pale Series)

  1. This is an impactful and beautifully written ghazal, covering all the elements with skill. There are a lot of memorable images but I was particularly taken with the conspiring shadows and transmuting fires.

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  2. I really like the end word rhyme of you – view – through and your signature bear couplet. My favorite part is the sensuality of this couplet:

    The wind carries laughter, cool respite, rain’s scent
    Nostalgia transpires; soil smelling of you

    Thanks for joining our Poetry Form Challenge.

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  3. Nothing is lost in this poem. Every word counts, every word builds to the next, the slant rhymes are nonetheless musical, and the entire piece exists as though seen through a scrim. It has liquidity and an agile quality to it. Very effective, on point, well realized, and beautifully written. Excellent work.

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