Lapis and Turquoise

blue waters
Lapis and turquoise
Lapping at rocks
Land in frothy lace
And crystal drops
Gifts to moored sails
Furled in silence
On a sunny afternoon.

Soft secrets spill
In half-moons on yellow sand.
Sorrows revisited
Tumble in frosted glass…
Where are you my love?
On what dreams
Are you floating away?


About emmylgant

Cloud watcher and dreamer sometimes wise, often foolish, but I am what I am.
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27 Responses to Lapis and Turquoise

  1. This is now one of my favourite poems. Years ago my husband and I holidayed in Cyprus. One afternoon we went swimming in a small bay similar to the one pictured. The colour of the sea in the Mediterranean is just as you describe. He passed way 2 years ago. Thank you for encapsulating a memory for me.


  2. AnElephant may be colour blind, but the magic of your words brings clarity.
    And, of course, love is, as always, lost.


  3. Randstein says:

    I’ve often read of the love affair between sea and shore. Being raised as a young pup in the Gulf of Mexico, I’ve looked often in those lapis and tourquoise eyes and felt the warm soft caress and the tempest as well. There at the boundary of land and sea, humanity took the first steps. It is there the first love affairs flourished or failed. It’s in our DNA, it’s why we will risk everything to return. You capture that unspoken truth so well in your poem.


  4. Suzanne Richmond says:

    Lovely…. Two of my favorite colors! suz


  5. john zande says:

    Flotsam and jetsam, comes and goes 🙂


  6. Katalina4 says:

    I am here, not so far away after all…
    Such a treat to read your beautiful words again…
    xx Kat


  7. Maria F. says:

    Your images are wonderful!


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