Shades of Blue
Her denim eyes well up with tears
mirroring the melancholy sky within
blueberry bruises and scarlet wounds ache
not visible outside – but hidden
A heart bleeds smalt notes – a dirge
Joy jaded in her younger life
Betrayal and terror on slate pages
Regret for having been his wife
How true his cyan eyes had seemed
once upon a time…
when opalescent bells rung midst cast rice
all, back then, appeared fine
But even serene and sapphire seas
can churn and turn on a dime
burying the strongest Titanic – complete
under glacial and mercurial waves of time
Blue days follow blue nights
Dark shades of moods swirl around
spilling onto pages once azure
until a new book is bound
Topaz ink with cursive letters flow
joining others to form words of hope
Love’s Author answers plaintiff prayers
mapping a new road on which to go
A palette of poison blues is put to rest
as she picks a more heavenly hue
No longer needing his permission or smiles
turns away from steely eyes of blue.
I suspect we all know someone who has been badly treated and betrayed in love and marriage.
This poem is dedicated to them.
May they find healing and the road that is best for their recovery and peace.
Blessings of Healing Peace ~ Wendy
But if the unbeliever leaves, let him do so.
A believing man or woman is not bound in such circumstances;
God has called us to live in peace.
1 Corinthians 7:15
I would like to end today’s post on a lighter note…
here is a picture/haiku in appreciation of my own husband
who has a desire to bless and cherish me.
If you are looking for a new blog to check out, I have started another photo and Scripture one at:
It posts one photo at a time with a bible verse right on the picture (like above).
Short and sweet…
96 thoughts on “Shades of Blue”
Thank you, Steve!
Thank you, Don!
I wish I could walk through your garden! May the Lord heal the hearts of those hearts have been broken . . . and praise the Lord for your night in shinning armor! ~ Blessings ~
One of my favorite verses calls him the ‘God of all comfort.’
Beautiful words to match such beautiful floral pictures!
Thank you, Crystal!
One of my favorite colors! God makes beautiful things, even in affliction.
I think it is one of His favorite colors too.
Wow. Both beautiful and powerful. Nicely done!
Thanks Jennifer – I sure wish it never happened to anyone…
Such beautiful pictures and poetry. With you, I hope and pray that they will bless and encourage someone whose marriage isn’t “made in heaven.”
Thank you, Von! Sadly, there are some spouses who are abusive and lack the goodwill to admit it and seek help. Yes, much prayer is needed.
This is powerful, Wendy–so “beautifully” descriptive of a marital nightmare.
Dear sis, it broke my heart to watch a good friend recently go through such a nightmare.
Your poem about your husband is fab – I too have a knight in shining armour and appreciate the small things as much as the big ones – and his love always.
I agree, Frances, those small things really add up.
Haha, I’m so glad your husband fixed your computer! Though I’m sure that’s not the only reason he’s your knight in shining armor 😉
You are absolutely correct, dear friend! And I’m so happy to have my laptop working again.
All those blues! It is my favorite color, but I can identify too with its representation of sadness. I have seen grace transform marriages that took a wrong turn, so I pray with confidence for those who are hurting, to turn to God with empty hands so he can fill them, comfort them, and heal them.
I’m glad your husband fixed your computer. Little things express big love! I will check out your new blog, too!
This week finds me celebrating my husband, as he finally got to sign the contract for his new job, and he lovingly cared for and accompanied his mom to a significant surgery earlier this week. His eyes have the right focus and I am honored to walk beside him.
We are so blessed to have men of goodwill. I think most husbands are honorable; however, some are abusive and dangerous.
Alison, I hope that your mother-in-law has a successful recovery. xo
Love is .. blue … No! Love is sapphire!
They are both beautiful. 🙂
Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
DON’T STEP ON MY BLUE…FLOWERS!
Thank you for the re-blog, Jonathon!
Amasing all the blue flowers.I like them a lot.
Thank you! 🙂
Pried free from a lover’s heart
Glad my eyes are brown
Dear Ian, if your eyes were blue they would be true blue… xo
fabulous words…beautiful flowers! I
Thank you, Heather!
I admire how you make a theme – and string it together with poetry. Your words are thoughtful, beautiful, and sad. The serenity of the flowers and the sad tone of the poem complement each other.
On a happy note, hurray for a husband handy with computers. 🙂
Hurray for a handy husband, indeed! I am clueless with computers…Thank you, Imelda.
What a beautiful poem complete with pictures that perfectly match the words in all the different hues of blue. Sad but so true. My husband fixes my computer too! hooray for the good husbands!
Thank you, Linda! Hooray – indeed!
Beautiful shades of blue poem and photos.
Thank you – I never tire of blue flowers
No words can describe the photos except to say stunningly beautiful. Thank you for blessing us with your photography talent and for sharing your little corner of God’s creation with us dear friend.
Thank you for your lovely comment, Lyn.
Love the picture/haiku. A true knight to have fixed your computer! Look forward to the new site. Blessings. BTW, am working on my first attempt at haiku–Sue style.
You’ve got me curious, Sue. I love how simple haiku is, and yet it can say so much…
Just a new concept. Will hopefully have it finished soon
Sad but beautiful poem, Wendy! And as usual, I love your flower pictures. 🙂 Hugs~
Thank you, dear friend! Which do you prefer – Camille or Calee? I like both but wanted to check with you. xo
What a beautiful and encouraging post, Wendy. It reflects our Father’s heart for the hurt and feels so peaceful… thanks for sharing, dear poet-friend!
Mourning with those who mourn is not as fun as rejoicing with those who rejoice; however, it is part of being in the family of God. Thank you for your kindness, Heidi.
I just love your pictures and words to follow. Thank you so much for sharing this gift!
Thank you for your visit and kindness.
I’ve wandered in heavenly grounds!
True blue is heavenly – thank you!
My little daughter loves looking at your beautiful pictures.-me too
It sounds like she will enjoy photography one day. 🙂
She’s 5 and has taken possession on an old digital camara. She love is it already. My mom does too. It has been a great source of healing for us.
We love your pictures.
Thank you, Laurie! I am encouraging my teen daughter with her own camera and we compare notes and learn from each other… xo
Exquisite post, sadly reflects my past experience. A sad subject brought to beauty by your words and bringing healing with your photos. You are truly inspired.
I am so sorry that you went through that nightmare… and I am very glad you are no longer in it. Gentle hugs.
Thank you for such a compassionate poem and photos to comfort those going through such a storm as this. You bring us His hope, Wendy! God bless you!
Debbie, I admire how strong I’ve seen a friend get having been through this storm. She is a testimony to His grace.
We didn’t make it to church this morning, Also, we’ve been so busy sorting and packing (and it has been raining frequently here) that I have not gotten to get out to enjoy the spring loveliness of the flowers and growing things. I am taking a break this evening and am delighted to read your nourishing words and see your absolutely lovely photographs. Soothing my soul, you are. Thank you!
Jill, what a lovely comment you have left for me – thank you! I hope that your packing goes well and that you get some sun and fresh air soon.
Beautiful. I have witnessed this and you depict it here so powerfully.
I missed this; it didn’t appear in my inbox although I am following you i hope I don’t miss anymore. Your photos are wonderful. I have just started a new photo and short poem blog. Its called Perfect Imperfection, named because of my struggle to hold the camera in weak hands. Ive only posted tree flowers so far but am enjoying it. I will pop over to your new one 🙂
Thank you, Christine! I’ll try to come check out the new one soon. I post here just on Wednesdays.
I’ve an award for you, for the person who you are and the things you share with the world
Thank you for that..
Thank you, Summer, for thinking of my blog. I’m come and check it out later. 🙂
You’re welcome : ) Thanks to you to. Have a peaceful day
How beautiful and heartbreaking.
Thank you, Christina… sad but true for some.
Beautiful flowers. Thank you for the like of my post “Same Flower Different Look”. Have a great day!
Thank you for viewing my flowers too!
Wonderful colors of dew-fresh flowers, and a charming husband who rescues you by fixing the computer is indeed a hero!
Thank you, Marylin! He’s already rescued me again… I don’t get along with computers too well.
Every aspect of this post is so beautiful. One can even feel the sentiments.
Many thanks Wendy.
Thank you for your kind words.
Beautiful! And, thank you Wendy for following my blog!
You are welcome, Elina! Your blog is lovely.
Blessings ~ Wendy
Thank you 🙂
That haiku is great! I love the photos as well 🙂
The poem and the pictures work perfectly together. The poem sensitively deals with some difficult situations–and I like how you dedicated it to those who have been mistreated and offer best wishes for their healing
Thank you, Sheryl! I just met a lovely cashier who works 7 days a week because she is a single mom of three. They need our encouragement and grace.
Beautiful, beautiful blue. Thank you.
Thank you, Linda!
Beautiful Azure, This reminds a lot of one of my favourite poets Novalis who first used the blue flower as a symbol for “the joining of human with nature and the spirit”
Thank you, Mark! Nice to meet you.
Beautiful, as usual. I always look forward to seeing your photographs. I think you have inspired me to post a couple of pictures of flowers I took recently. I’m just wondering, how do you put a watermark on your photos?
Thank you, Tina! My husband downloaded the free Picasa 3 program for me to use. I really like it for watermarking.
Drop dead gorgeous pictures!! Going to really look at all of them again– totally lovely!
Thank you! Blue is one of my favorites in the garden.
Beautiful pictures and a grace filled poem to go with them. Thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂
I love your flower pictures:)
Thank you! I enjoyed your picture of pansies. 🙂