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By: Philippa Lane

Blue floats and hovers
it never comes to rest
its scent is distant bonfires
its touch moth-breath

Blue is man-child
with spiritual eyes
a stranger in a room
who isn't one
soft down on upper lip
felt without touch

it is dreaming at night
of what is not and cannot be
it is gauze-vision

it is a shaky signature
on a typewritten page
seen through mist

Blue is pain that is borne alone

it is quena music
bone-notes quavering over absent flesh
in death worship

yawns are for want of blue
and partially for having it

Blue is pigeons
and siamese cats
and snow shadows
it is for ever

it is ten billion spindles
weaving blue fabric endlessly

it is the certain

(Senneville, Quebec)

Philippa Lane

Daily Quote: I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Linguist Corner-ITALIAN: estraneo: stranger / noun
Example sentence: Non invitare estranei a casa, per favore.
Translation: Please do not invite strangers into the house.

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