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A strong poem here, Gay. Yes, there definitely IS a difference between a 'blue' mood and an 'indigo' one. Perhaps the difference between night and day!
Great stuff here, Gay Lyrical, but emotionally powerful too.. A lovely write... With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com
ha. i like indigo as a mood...and yeah that is a bit different than the bluesdeception turns we a bit red...just saying...hahanice rhythm, it pulls this right along.
Love love how the word indigo pleasures up a host of distinction around what kind of blue mood be painting a creative's soul with its hue. Sharp color-truth awareness held in this verse.
the blues and indigo paint a very emotional picture; outstanding write Gay!
I love this poem and what a great color that blue is........mood indigo - great description.
I love the contrast of the 1st and 2nd stanza and colors of blue versus indigo ~ So well done Gay ~
Lyrics to a song.I can imagine Ella Fitzgerald singing something like this.Nice !
Oh yes, the shades of sadness range from the deepest, devastating indigo to the paleness of wistful morning summer skies. Veey well done - and the closing line is a dream.
Reminds me of a Billie Holiday song - there's a huskiness and a true blues feel to this poem. Indigo is a lovely colour though - unless it takes over your life.
indigo has a depth that other colors don't have and fits just perfectly to describe a mood - you did well gay - what i love about indigo is the variety that it can be used as... and the honesty if that makes sense - that i feel in your poem as well
Somehow Dean Martin singing "That's Amore" got onto the tracks of this, perhaps because there's a certain dark love of mood indigo here, love of the blues, of the black inside blue. Or maybe its because we all sing this sometime. Color me blue too.
The cadence of this is just fabulous... it has its very own music woven right in. And I love the notion of a mood indigo, I've had one of those a few times myself.
an indigo mood.. I really love that.. love where this took me reading .. blue can be other things as well..
Wow...intense...such are the storms of our soul.
It drew me in and made me smile.
I agree with the Billy Holiday analogy; there is a visceral appeal in this one, a grass roots-get under your skin, wipe my tears, accept my love, extend your own FEEL to this, hitting on several Blues themes at the same time; something lyrical, musical, lilting & lovely; thanks.
A little homage to the Duke (Ellington). Mood Indigo was my (weirdly) favorite song. When we went to restaurants where they had pianists, I would always request it. I have many covers of the song, but the best is Duke's instrumental with Billy Strayhorn (think Lush Life). Thanks Glenn and everyone..you knew that tune was running in your head, didn't you?
Gay, this is so good--tinged with melancholy. I love the play of color and emotions. And, of course, the incredible work you did with rhyme worked to well.
A mood so blue, it's almost black, leaving just enough light for some color to escape the feeling. Very strong poem with an elegant, almost regal-yet-resigned rhyme scheme.
I love this blue!