Blue

Blue ocean

I am blue, like the lady sang, mood indigo.

This must be what the ocean feels: an infinite expanse of reflected joy, a brightness deep and unattainable.

I am blue with wanting you.


This post was written in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge  prompt.

You should write a creative response using the given word. You must use the word in your response, and you must use it correctly. Your response can be no fewer than 33 and no more than 333 words. This week’s word is:

BLUE (adjective)

1  : of the color blue
2  a : bluish <the blue haze of tobacco smoke>
b : discolored by or as if by bruising <blue with cold>
c : bluish gray <a blue cat>
3  a : low in spirits : melancholy
    b : marked by low spirits : depressing <a blue funk> <things looked blue>

23 responses to “Blue

  1. I could feel the longing in the words set out to sail

  2. That’s a great image, the “infinite expanse of reflected joy.” Made me look at the ocean differently.

  3. “I am blue with wanting you.”
    Wonderful.

  4. I could read this one over and over again and feel like how wonderful expressions need no more than handful of words.

  5. i love this; in parts and in whole 🙂

  6. This is beautiful. And the picture compliments it well, with all its shades of blue.

  7. Hello christine,
    thank you for your kind words on my blog. Congratulations on winning with your poem fences- you deserved it. Another good one here 🙂

  8. Stark and heartfelt. And mood indigo is always evocative.

    • Thank you! I love these micro-pieces for their starkness, actually. Well, I try to be stark and lush at the same time. I was a little worried that “mood indigo” was too cliche, but it seemed to fit.

  9. In a few words, you painted unsatisfied longings and the sadness that go with it. Nicely done. 🙂

  10. That was so pretty. So simple and so pretty. And it’s got a nice rhythm to it.

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  12. I love the last line. It speaks of such deep levels of yearning and aching. Beautiful!

  13. That last line is a killer. Lovely. Thanks for linking up with us again. We hope to see you back tomorrow for the new challenge.

  14. This was perfectly suited to the prompt. “I am blue with wanting you,” sounds like an old song, or a new song waiting to be put to music! And here is the next one:
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/06/22/the-bible-in-33-words-exactly/
    Peace, Amy

    • Thank you! I rather like this piece myself. Am still struggling to pick a book for the next one. I try not to read other people’s entries till I post my own, but I think I will have to make an exception this time – I just can’t resist!

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