Beth Camp Historical Fiction

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Day 28: Blue, baby, blue.

As blue as my sister's dress,
Frida Kahlo's vest, 
a kitty mermaid floats
on a wall nearby, 
a placemat quilted in blue 
geometric on my desk,
a rocking chair worn blue,
books, even The Mermaid Quilt
a study in blue waves,
and I wear a shirt of blue,
soul blue, spirit blue,
that color between violet and green,
hummingbirds quiver: Picasso blue,
don't-step-on-my-blue-suede-shoes blue,  
blue, baby, blue.

Today's poetry prompt from NaPoWriMo has asks us to look around the room we're in and noting everything that is our favorite color .  . . and so my poem came along. Apparently nearly half of all men and women prefer blue. 

What color would you choose?

Today's the last day to enter my give-away for a free copy of The Mermaid Quilt & Other Tales. I want to say the odds are looking pretty good right now.