What is Blue?

What Is Blue? By Mary O’Neil

Blue is a heron,
a sapphire ring,
you can smell blue
in many a thing:
Gentian and Larkspur,
forget-me-nots, too.
And if you listen
you can hear blue
in wind over water
and wherever flax blooms
and when evening steps
into lonely rooms.
Cold is blue;
flame shot from
a welding torch Is, too
hot, wild, screaming,
blistering blue
and on winter mornings
the dawns are blue…

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What is Blue?

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