The Attraction of Pale Blue

Written for:  Sunday Muse #161

Surreal Art by Catrin Welz-Stein
Butterflies gravitate
towards pale blue
like my dress.  They
know I will care
for them.  Not put
them in a cage.  Now
that you have released
them, I do hope
the butterflies will
forgive you, and your
washed out pink frock.  

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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23 Responses to The Attraction of Pale Blue

  1. Gillena Cox says:

    Ha!!!! luv this. Happy Sunday Sara


    much love…


  2. wyndolynne says:

    interesting…the line between taming and caring.


  3. Helen Dehner says:

    You took the image and told a poem story …. wonderful!!


  4. Pale blue is definitely more forgiving and friendlier, Sara! Like it any day!



  5. Sherry Marr says:

    Always lovely to read you, Sara.


  6. Carrie V. H. says:

    Love the differences painted in your poem Sara! I agree blue is a freeing color to gravitate to.


  7. Portofino says:

    A moment in a long-standing sister-spat,

    “Butterflies gravitate // towards pale blue // like my dress…. I do hope // the butterflies will // forgive you, and your // washed out pink frock.”

    So there! So true to life.


  8. msjadeli says:

    I know there’s a metaphor in there somewhere!


  9. Beverly Crawford says:

    That’s telling her like it is, her and her washed out pink dress! Your words curled the paper! Loved it.


  10. VJ Knutson says:

    Love the whimsy of this – suits the image.


  11. Susie Clevenger says:

    Oh I needed the smiles this poem brought me today.


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