blue gogyohka

brighter chicory2


there was so much blue today

the sky was full

and over-brimming

caught among the outspread petals

of meadow flowers


a rain of light

the sky poured

a molten prism

here gold

there the cooled distillation of space



fan-petaled blue

dance in the soft morning light

blanch and shrink from the heat

and the fierce face of the sun

chicory bank

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

28 thoughts on “blue gogyohka”

  1. I kept thinking that the shape of the flowers from today and earlier reminded me of something. And this is it: “fan-petaled blue.” They’re the fans from which we get our fans. Our inspiration for them–better than Da Vinci who might have been inspired by flowers, too.

    I’m glad there was–now is, thanks to you–this day of blue and gold.

  2. This is a gorgeous poem Jane! I’ve done a Twitter link. Big hug to you with many thanks for your lovely words and photos! I’ve never seen so many cheerful chicory flowers 🙂 Stay cool my friend xx

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