blue into clear

blue into clear
for Keikei

Blue Spring, Putaruru, photo by the Enchanted Birds

saw the
waters as they
swiftened under
the onward beat
of rain drop
through my eye
felt cold in
the hand as
i trawled for
these words in
river sand to
let them rise
and run in
they say
these waters
need a century to
rise through earth
blue into clear
the dreaming cress
and drift of river
plant like a
touch of
lovers just
met now
to part
if love were a garden
it might look so
clear to all
who tread its
bank knowing
it did not come
easily a hundred
years then onward
in the open under
eye and frond
those on the
bank learning in
time if love
were a garden
it might look
those in
the waters
gone into
shades of
and agate
the untangled
weave of
of its

if love were a garden
it might look so

blue spring, Putaruru
january 2017, march 2018

Copyright © 2018 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music is from a performance of Ravel’s “Pavane pour une infante défunte” by Alice Sara Ott


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