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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Blue (10/08/09)

TITLE: the blues next door
By Jim McWhinnie
10/13/09


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the blues next door

They moved in today,
the two of them, a couple from a place unknown to me,
honeymooners I presumed but could not prove,
they had the look of freshly made domesticity.

He was dressed in brilliant blue,
as if he had snatched his finery from the sky itself,
a puff of rusty red upon his chest,
a quite dashing gentleman, almost dapper.

She was of subtler shades, classy hint of blue,
a frock of a lady would wear doing her household chores,
the pale and powdery blue of sun-drenched kitchen curtains,
a soft-spoken, quiet beauty, a lady love, indeed.

They were dressed in the something blue together,
the baby blue, the oh-so-true blue,
the blue suede shoes of young lovers at the sock hop dance,
a bluesy ballad meant for two.

Yes, they moved in today, the two of them,
bluebirds in the birdhouse my husband built just for them,
honeymooners I presumed, starting out in life as two,
as are we, in our cottage trimmed in blue.


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Beth LaBuff 10/19/09
Anyone who can use the word "domesticity" in a poem gets my vote for creativity. :) I enjoyed the "aha" moment when the identity of the neighbors was revealed. :)
Mona Purvis10/20/09
Sweet and lovely. Can't read this entry without smiling from start to finish. Priceless.

Mona
Jan Ackerson 10/21/09
awwwww! I can see this on a postcard or art print with the subject of the poem as the art. Gorgeous!
Verna Cole Mitchell 10/22/09
Beautiful poem--all the way through. You fooled me on the identity. Great job.