Monday, January 4, 2010

Lapis Lazuli




LAPIS LAZULI
The blue of lapis lazuli on a good friend's window-sill,
Waiting until the sun comes beaming through.
Waiting to form deep shadows on the fruit baskets below,
Adding the subtle mystery of blue.
This is the home of travelers to all parts of the earth;
In native markets they were pleased to buy
Many a quaint memento to bring home and enjoy.
And here we see their lapis lazuli.
If this colour were to be paler it would simply fade away,
Darker it would surely dominate,
But this shade is perfection and gives me peace of mind.
And something lovely I can contemplate.
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13 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

Lovely blue glass!

Ginny said...

Two great posts from you today! I love the sweet yellow sunglasses shot and poem. These blue bottles are lovely, rather like the ones I have on my kitchen window sill. Only mine are different shades of blues. I also just clicked on your story of Eliza and the indigo. What an amazing girl, guess I should say woman! A wonderful story.

Karen said...

I really like the collection of blue glasses on the window-sill and am entertained, as always, by your rhyme!

gengen said...

Very pretty blue collection. I remember my SIL she also have so many blue collections in her house. Happy blue Monday.

sherri@lavenderfields said...

THey look so pretty on the window sill with the light shining through! Happy Blue Monday and Happy New YEar! SHerri : )

SmilingSally said...

What a beautiful collection of blue bottles your friend has, Brenda. Happy New Year and Happy Blue Monday.

BT said...

I love blue glass. I used to buy a wine in blue bottles and found it too hard to throw the bottles in the recycling bin!

LV said...

I truly enjoyed your showing of lapis today. That is one of my very favorite stones and color.

Mary said...

I absolutely love blue bottles and you have a great collection. The trough in, is a perfect display spot for them.

Joy said...

What a great collection of pretty blue bottles. Have a great week!

Diann @ the thrifty Groove said...

What beautiful glass! Perfect for a window sill.

Carolyn Ford said...

That is a lovely collection of blue for the sun to shine through...I love the different shapes and sizes.

Mary said...

Beautiful blues. I love blue glass...and green glass. Your rhyme is good - I get it "RinklyRimes"! Good on ya :)
Happy Blue Monday~