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A Flash of Blue



Along my garden’s floral path

I saw a flash of blue.

It came to rest upon my arm,

And then as if on cue,

It rose to glide upon a breeze.

I marveled at the grace

And fragile beauty of its wings,

As lovely as fine lace.

Then I noticed that my garden

Was alive with patterned hue,

As small wings slowly fluttered there

In floral rendezvous.

I knew that this exquisite scene

Would not be mine for long,

For soon the tiny wings would stop

In metamorphosed song.


9/4/91      Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck


4’th … Indiana NPD 1992

1’st … Indiana NPD 1993

1’st … Arkansas NPD 1996

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Blue box that has an open lid

            Blue ribbon peeking out

Blue letters that the ribbon tied

            Hold frequent words of doubt

Blue pages fill her diary

            Blue memories on her mind

Blue tears once filled her broken heart

            For love o’er which she pined

Blue paper, torn and faded now

            Blue words she penned in rhyme

Blue flowers now pressed dry and flat

            Came from a grievous time

Blue shawl that keeps her shoulders warm

            Blue shadows ‘neath her brow

Blue eyes so lively in the past

            Are clouded over now

Blue robe across her aching knees

            Blue clasp in thin white hair

Blue veins in her old wrinkled hands

            That hold the box with care


“Blue isn’t just a pretty hue,”

            She whispered of her past

Then slipped away to death’s blue deep

            The blue box closed, at last


12/17/89    Phyllis DeWitt VanVleck


5’th … Indiana NPD 1990

2’nd … Paw (in Pa) 1991

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