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The Deepest Blues

Aren't Always Sad - Poem

By Paul StewartPublished 2 months ago β€’ 1 min read
The Deepest Blues
Photo by Fabrizio Conti on Unsplash

Lost in deepest blues

From one to another

One extremity to another

Life's river flows

From tranquility to disquietening despondency

sadness to serenity

From the darkest depression to crystal clear rejuvenation

Sky so blue, I see you above me

Lift my mood high

Raise my spirits

As I drink

From life-giving waters

Satisfying and fulfilling

hydrating and oxygenating

With the deepest blues

are the deepest lows, for sure

But the deepest blues

Also offer

calmness, restfullness



Thanks for reading!

Author's Notes: This is in response to the excellent and very supportive Poppy's colour writing prompt, which you can find out more about here:

Also, major milestone will be hit this week, and I have a treat (well sorta treat? Maybe you won't think that when I do it haha!!) that I need to sort, but will. Anyway, the bottom line is - watch this space.

Until then, you can also take a look at some other recently published pieces like, if you have the time and inclination:

Or check out the rest of my work here.

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About the Creator

Paul Stewart

Scottish-Italian poet/writer from Glasgow.

I put myself into all writing I publish.

Self-pubished books and etsy store coming soon!

"Every man has a sane spot somewhere" R.L Stevenson


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  • Gina C.2 months ago

    Beautifully done, Paul! I love the contrast between water's darkness and calmness here. ❀️

  • Meg2 months ago

    I really enjoyed the line "From tranquility to disquietening despondency". Amazing poem!

  • Grz Colm2 months ago

    Great entry to the challenge Paul. Very soothing and also no deaths at the end this time! 😊 I liked the binaries and the overarching imagery of water.

  • ThatWriterWoman2 months ago

    This actually made me sleepy - In a good way!

  • Harmony Kent2 months ago

    A wonderful twist on β€˜the blues’. I love this, Paul. Very well done! πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  • Blue definitely is very calm and peaceful. Oooo, I wonder what milestone is that. I thought maybe you'll be hitting 500 stories but you're at 432 as of now. So maybe it's your reads! I just hope your special treat isn't Rickrolling me 🀣🀣🀣🀣

  • "Blue, blue, it's blue they say on the far side of sky. Blue, blue I'm goin' away though I have no reason why." (Sorry, couldn't help myself.)

  • Poppy2 months ago

    I love this! I love the comparison and offering a different view of blue. 'From tranquility to disquietening despondency sadness to serenity From the darkest depression to crystal clear rejuvenation' Is just stunningly written! Also major milestone?! I'm keen!

  • Beautiful… love the contrasting emotions, with the positive ending.

  • This is astute, Paul. I love your perspectives on the deepest blues. After reading your work, I started thinking about "The Blues," music that resonates with the soul's pain. Kudos! πŸ’™πŸ‘πŸ’™

  • Frankie Martinelli2 months ago

    Amazing stuff! πŸ’™

  • Britt H.2 months ago

    Beautiful words

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    This is beautifully done.

  • NiceπŸ’™πŸ“πŸ‘Œ

  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    I got lost in your peaceful blue poem! Fantastic work 😍πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜

  • Celia in Underland2 months ago

    Love this! So poignant and beautifully done -Stunning response! 🀍🀍🀍

  • RM Stockton2 months ago

    Nice word play on the meanings of β€˜blue’. Well done, Paul.

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