Pale Blue Eyes

December 13, 2009
By RenaissanceMan SILVER, Westland, Michigan
RenaissanceMan SILVER, Westland, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
I was born. It was born. So it began. It continues. It will outlive me. People whisper, stare, giggle. Their eternal privilege. My eternal curse-Joyce Carol Oates


All I see is your pale blue eyes
A sullen whisper, a rumbling groan
There you are, in my heart
Nothing more, than a song
How could you, be so cruel
As to see, my heart you rule
Do you know, how it feels
To see, what is no longer real
I cannot, imagine why
You would be so damn wry
What is it, that makes you sing
That song up on the mountain,
Heavenly embrace, majestic and suave,
Beauty that skips a beat, that makes my heart...grow chilled
Let it take you, let it take you
Now close your eyes
See what you do not
Open your ears
Hear what is distraught
Dance in sunlight, never glance away
See what God has done, to take your breath away
He gave me you...oh how I love
To hear your song, of pale blue eyes
Pale and blue, now gone askew
A fate so cruel, unearthly to bear
The beats of life, count one, two, three
And then you're gone, no more mine
Return to the dust, you must for all
In the sky, you sing, I hear
It rains and my eyes open
My ears close and I hear no more
I see what I want, I cannot bear
A love so strong, words are not well
Unite so swift, we cannot tell
My ears are closed, and then my eyes
My senses yours, my spirit guides
Happy once again, my love in sight
Your pale blue eyes
Once again mine

The author's comments:
There is a song by a group called Velvet Underground, entitled 'Pale Blue Eyes'. The tone is one of regret, loss even. Listening to it provoked unexpected emotion and I felt as if I needed to write something down. This poem was written without much thought. I knew it was about love and loss, but I didn't know the story. That was the beauty of it.

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on Sep. 1 2010 at 10:16 am
ramnapotter PLATINUM, Toronto, Other
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Favorite Quote:
“Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow...”

A very nicely written poem . I think the rhyming sequence flows rather than sounding forced , which isn't always an easy thing to do . And then there's that song - so utterly beautiful unto itself . And I think you rose to the challenge here , since the concept you have here is extremely common , but you did a great job in making it yours and yours alone . (: Great job .

Please check out some of my stuff if you get the chance . Any comments would be greatly appreciated . (:


on Feb. 15 2010 at 1:09 pm
RenaissanceMan SILVER, Westland, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
I was born. It was born. So it began. It continues. It will outlive me. People whisper, stare, giggle. Their eternal privilege. My eternal curse-Joyce Carol Oates

Yeah for sure.

on Feb. 15 2010 at 12:52 pm
Toe_The_Line SILVER, Muscoda, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"In a field, I am the abscence of field. It's always been like that. Wherever I am, I am what is missing." - Mark Strand
"We are reading the story of our lives... we keep turning the pages, hoping for something." - Mark Strand

I love that song... the velvet underground is great.... check out my stuff, if you get the time. :)


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