We've had a thaw here in the last twenty four hours after three weeks of solid white snow and ice (it's not been particularly deep compared to some places but it's been a lot more snow and ice than we used to all the same). For the last week or so I was starting to long to see green again...and so I thought I'd post this old poem. On my website it has the date 2005 but that's only when the site was first up because I know I wrote it years before that (in fact it's number 11 in my book of 'all poems ever' so it must have been a while ago). It's not about weather (that much is fairly obvious...I wrote it around the time when I was low, low, low a lot of the time) but it's still relevant in its way.
It is old so I suppose I could rewrite it and tidy it and make it more well-behaved as a poem. But does that sound like the way I behave? Never!
Are you Low in mood In the pits Below blue Down where it's kind of Dark Navy Or blue times blue Where it's bluer than You can imagine On the days when Other colours Can still be seen Remember green anyone? I see green But I don't believe it Now I think No I am sure That what looks like green That grass that tree That's merely blue in thin disguise It looks like green because Unbeknownst to us We all wear yellow-tinted glasses To hide the terrible truth About blue
Originally from the north of England, I live in Angus, Scotland where I walk a lot, think a lot, listen to lots of music, sometimes write poems, sometimes read poems out to other people, sometimes write songs, read all kinds of odd things, watch a bit...oh and I look after my family too.
I sometimes organise poetry and music events - details are usually here (though nothing coming up in the near future). This year I went travelling with my family - photos and notes are here. Now we're back I have moved to a new regular blog - it is here.
More about the song
You can buy my book (published 2008) from my website if you fancy it (go to 'book' page) or from www.amazon.co.uk if you prefer the comfort of the multinational corporation. My book is printed on recycled paper and card. I have 12 different poetry postcards available too.