textVISUAL

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Tim Lenton

THAT KIND OF BLUE

 

I’m blue

not sticky tape blue

or empty cheque book blue

or even isn’t-it-cold-out-there blue

 

not slow-guitar-with-saxophone blue, not

my-blood-is-showing-through blue

 

not dark, deep thunderstorm blue

going under blue

passing through blue

 

No, I’m sky blue

no-limit blue

escape velocity blue

slipping-into-a-strange-dimension blue

 

knife-edge blue

fractal fjords blue

impossibly blue

 

all right, gazing-into-your-bright-new-eyes blue

too

 

You, you

make me

that kind of blue

 

 

THREADS

 

Like a butterfly on a thistle
or dragonflies
on a golden window,

I am caught:

 I am coloured threads
knotted
in your hair

Do not untie me:

it is too late
too dangerous

to fly

 

IN THIN AIR

 

Colour the sky

green.

 

Let me walk there like an angel,

more real than the clouds,

as apples and leaves

fall up to me.

 

Let me taste the edges

of a rainbow

while doves fly by

and the ground dissolves like sugar

in the distance.

 

Let me hear the music

of the stars

beneath my feet.

 

And let me jump for joy,

seeing things

as they really are,

but from the other side.

__________

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4 Comments »

  1. […] Tim Lenton […]

    Pingback by textVISUAL 1 « textVISUAL | June 10, 2009 | Reply

  2. Great poems

    Comment by Dot | August 2, 2009 | Reply

  3. Dreadful stuff.

    Comment by BOB BONKERS | October 7, 2009 | Reply

  4. No wonder you were given the elbow by the EDP.

    Comment by BARRY KITCHENER | September 12, 2010 | Reply


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